Christmas Eve at Näs 1913

Astrid Lindgren's childhood home at Näs.

Astrid Lindgren’s childhood home at Näs.

Travel a hundred years back in time at Näs in Vimmerby, in the south of Sweden. It was here Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson was born more than 100 years ago. Her father was tenant farmer at the rectory. Today cultural centre Astrid Lindgren’s Näs start guided tours at her childhood home focusing on how the Ericsson family celebrated Christmas when Astrid was a girl.

Learn more about the family’s Christmas traditions, and to be more exact, to Astrid Lindgren’s strongest Christmas memory dated back to 1913. Smell the aroma of cinnamon and cloves, and listen to Astrid’s father Samuel August reading the Christmas Gospel in a unique recording.

Link to Astrid Lindgren’s Näs here.


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