West Sweden
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Summer is the high season, with sunny days and warm weather. August is the traditional crayfish season, and in late September, the lobster fishing season starts. In November and December, everything centers around Christmas and the traditional festivities leading up to Christmas Eve with Lucia parades and Christmas markets. Be prepared to drink a lot of glögg—mulled wine with cinnamon, cardamom, and clove, often served with gingerbread and Stilton cheese.