Events in Sweden

During the course of a year, Sweden has all sorts of events and happenings. To find out what, when and where these events take place, please select the month of your interest. These are just some of the events taking place in Sweden this year. Although VisitSweden has done its outmost to check the accuracy of the information, dates, venues and other details can be subject to change and we do not take responsibility for any mistakes nor any omissions. We recommend the readers to, well in advance, carefully check all facts with each event.

Upcoming events in Sweden

  • Christmas at Liseberg 20 November 2015 - 30 December 2015
    Christmas at Liseberg

    Scandinavia’s largest Christmas market at Liseberg and innovative, stylish lighting design and attractions along the central three kilometre Lane of Light. Liseberg is open until the end of December, the city illuminations all over New Years.
    Place: Liseberg Amusement Park

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Old Town Christmas Market 21 November 2015 - 23 December 2015
    Old Town Christmas Market

    Welcome to visit this famous, oldest and most traditional Christmas Market in Stockholm with a special cheery festive atmosphere! It is located in the heart of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) at Stortorget square (close to the Royal Palace).

    In the Old Town Christmas Market you will find Swedish Christmas sweets smoked sausages, reindeer, elkmeat and other delicacies.

    There is also Glögg (mulled wine), a range of Swedish handicrafts and decorative arts of high-quality workmanship.

    Open daily between 11.00 and 18.00 hours.

    Location: Old Town, Stockholm
  • Christmas Market at Skansen 28 November 2015 - 21 December 2015
    Christmas Market at Skansen

    Dates: 28- 29 Nov; 5-6 Dec; 12 - 13 Dec; 19 - 20 Dec.
    10am - 4pm
    Traditional Christmas market at Skansen
    At the Bollnäs Square and in the Town Quarter. Enjoy our traditional Christmas market with stands filled with Swedish handicraft, sweets and lovely food.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Sigtuna Christmas Markets 29 November 2015 - 20 December 2015
    Sigtuna Christmas Markets

    Enjoy Swedish Christmas traditions in Sweden’s oldest town with dancing, singing and Swedish traditional handicraft.This year the Christmas market occurs on the 29/11, 6/12, 13/12 and 20/12 at 11 AM to 16 PM.


    Location: Sigtuna
  • Nobel Prize Day 10 December 2015
    Nobel Prize Day

    Nobel Prize Day Every year, on December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death, His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf presents the Nobel Prizes in economics, chemistry, physics, medicine, and literature. The ceremony takes place in Konserthuset in Stockholm. Afterwards, a banquet for 1,200 invited guests is held in Blå Hallen in Stockholms Stadshus (City Hall). One hundred years ago marks the tenth time the Nobel Prizes were awarded according to Alfred Nobel's will.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Lucia celebration at Skansen 13 December 2015
    Lucia celebration at Skansen

    At Bollnäs House, where Skansen’s first Lucia celebrations were held, you can find out about Lucia traditions. A Lucia procession with music students from Stockholm will take place at Seglora Church, and the main Lucia concert will be held on the Solliden Stage at 4 in the evening of 13 December. This year’s Lucia celebrations will take place from 12 to13 December, with daily Lucia concerts.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Christmas 24 December 2015

    After nearly a month of waiting, Christmas Eve finally arrives — the height of the celebration in Sweden. Work is at an end, schoolchildren are on holiday and the Christmas preparations are complete.

  • Gothia Floorball Cup 03 January 2016 - 06 January 2016
    Gothia Floorball Cup

    "Gothia Innebandy Cup" started 1994 and the tournament has over the years become one of the most popular floorball tournaments. Today it is the largest floorball tournament in the world.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Aurora Festival in Swedish Lapland 15 January 2016 - 17 January 2016
    Aurora Festival in Swedish Lapland

    The Aurora Festival is the first ever festival dedicated to the Northern Lights and will be a celebration of the science, myths and life under the Aurora. It will allow guests the chance to get involved with experiments and hands on activities covering everything from the source of the Northern Lights, to forecasting the aurora and traditional Sami culture.

    Location: Björkliden, Swedish Lapland
  • Göteborg International Film Festival 29 January 2016 - 08 February 2016
    Göteborg International Film Festival

    Welcome to the leading film festival in Scandinavia and – with an audience of 200 000 visitors a year –  one of the largest festivals in the world. In addition to the intense eleven day long festival we provide you with screenings, premieres, parties and seminars all year around.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Göteborg Boat Show 06 February 2016 - 14 February 2016
    Göteborg Boat Show

    Boat fair with boats of all types and sizes. Svenska Mässan Exhibition and Congress Centre

    Location: Gothenburg
  • World Rally Championship in Sweden 11 February 2016 - 14 February 2016
    World Rally Championship in Sweden

    The kick-off Swedish WRC rally will take place in Karlstad this February. Car enthusiasts should make sure not to miss this event in the Swedish forests.

    Location: Karlstad
  • GoteborgsVarvet Half Marathon 21 May 2016
    GoteborgsVarvet Half Marathon

    GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon is our classic 21 km race held every year in Göteborg, Sweden. 64,000 runners are ready to join the world’s largest race.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Asparagus-days 21 May 2016 - 22 May 2016

    South-east Skåne, Skillinge. Display of cultivation and harvesting and tasting of different kinds of freshly harvested asparagus.

    Location: Skillinge
  • Nordea Scandinavian Masters 02 June 2016 - 03 June 2016
    Nordea Scandinavian Masters

    One of Europes ten biggest golf-tournaments, the Nordea Scandinavian Masters, will be played at PGA Sweden National in bara Close to Malmö.

    More information about golf courses in Sweden? See 

    Location: PGA Sweden National


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