Christmas in Norway is celebrated by most Norwegians with a big dinner on Christmas Eve following, or followed by, a Christmas service in one of the many churches around the country.
Dinner usually consists of pork or lamb ribs, or in some parts of Norway; cod. Dinner is served with boiled potatoes, sausages, meatcakes and lingonberries. Traditionally, the meal is accompanied by Norwegian beer and aquavit.
Children often have a hard time sitting through the meal, due to great anticipation of what's to come after dinner; opening of gifts, and sometimes even a visit from the "Julenisse" (Santa Claus) himself.
On Christmas Day, most families have a big brunch at noon or dinner in the afternoon. Visitors should bear in mind that most shops and businesses remain closed as of midday 24 December through to 26 December.
Have a look at our other winter webcams and live snow scenes. We have Christmas tree webcams too and have a very Merry Christmas.