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

  • Power of Fashion - 300 years of clothing 01 January 2013 - 31 December 2014
    Power of Fashion - 300 years of clothing

    The power of fashion is strong. All social groups use clothing to create their identity. Meet people from three decades, the 1780s, 1860s and 1960s, times when the economy, currents of ideas and technical developments clearly affected clothing and fashion.

    More about the exhibition

    Location: Nordiska Museet, Stockholm
  • Umeå - European Capital of Culture 2014 01 January 2014 - 29 January 2015
    Umeå - European Capital of Culture 2014

    “Co-creation” is the key word in Umeå2014’s capital of culture initiative. Here, the concept means that everyone can participate and contribute to the programme. To promote a long-term perspective and encourage the continuance of capital of culture activities beyond 2014, it is intended that projects should be run by the “cultural operators” themselves.

    Location: Umeå
    Website:
  • Swedish Sin - Exhibition 22 May 2014 - 18 January 2015
    Swedish Sin - Exhibition

    ”Sweden – more pornography, more suicides, more alcoholism and more gonorrhoea every year”
    Sign at a 1971 demonstration in London against the Swedish sexual education film Language of Love.
    Welcome to an exhibition on images of Sweden, spirits and sex. In collaboration with artist Peter Johansson, we get to grips with lust and vice, liberation and shame – with ”Swedish sin”, both the myth and the phenomenon.

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • TaubeSpelen - Music Festival 12 July 2014 - 13 July 2014
    TaubeSpelen - Music Festival

    TaubeSpelen is an outdoor event where some of our best artists interpret Taube's songs in their own way. Celebrated in Taubes own Bohuslän.

    Location: Tanumstrand/Grebbestad, West Sweden
  • Christmas at Mårbacka 30 October 2014 - 01 November 2014
    Christmas at Mårbacka

    Traditional christmas market with lots of artisans and a larder full of all the Christmas treats.

    You can also visit the home of Selma Lagerlöf.

    Location: Mårbacka, Värmland
  • Comic Con 30 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
    Comic Con

    Comic Con is the place to be for anyone who loves movies, tv series, comic books and gaming

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • Christmas at Liseberg 14 November 2014 - 30 December 2014
    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
    Website:
  • Steninge Slott Christmas Market 15 November 2014 - 23 December 2014
    Steninge Slott Christmas Market

    Our indoor market features handmade crafts, Christmas decorations, as well as Christmas delicacies that the whole family will enjoy.

    Location: Steninge Slott, Stockholm
  • Old Town Christmas Market 22 November 2014 - 23 December 2014
    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 29 November 2014 - 21 December 2014
    Christmas Market at Skansen

    Traditional Christmas market at Skansen. The Christmas market will be open from 10:00 to 16:00 every weekend in Advent: 29-30 Nov, 6-7 Dec, 13-14 Dec and 20-21 Dec. Price: Adults: SEK 140, children aged 6-15: SEK 60

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • Christmas with the Thomander family 29 November 2014 - 20 December 2014
    Christmas with the Thomander family

    Thomanders Jul i Lund, means traditional Christmas preparations as in the days of the Thomanders family.

    There will be horse-drawn carriages, outdoor drama performances, stalls, Santas, bands playing, organ-grinders, choirs singing and a lot more – all reminiscent of what Christmas time in Lund was like in the 19th century

    Location: Lund
  • Skansen Christmas Market 29 November 2014 - 21 December 2014
    Skansen Christmas Market

    There has been a traditional Christmas market at Skansen every Christmas since 1903. The market is crowded with stalls selling traditional sausages, cheeses, handicrafts, spices and essences, Christmas decorations, embroidery, leather goods, Skansen's own handmade mustard, glass, bread and cakes, hand-knitted mittens, sugared almonds, tallows, honey, marzipan, crisp bread, smoked turkey, jams and marmalades, candy, children's books and masses of other irresistible items!

    Check out Skansen website for information about opening hours.

    Location: Skansen, Stockholm
    Website:
  • Sigtuna Christmas Markets 30 November 2014 - 21 December 2014
    Sigtuna Christmas Markets

    Enjoy Swedish Christmas traditions in Sweden’s oldest town with dancing, singing and Swedish traditional handicraft.

    Four Sundays before Christmas Eve
    November 30, December 7, 14 and 21, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Location: Sigtuna
    Website:
  • Advent 30 November 2014 - 21 December 2014
    Advent

    By the time December comes round, Sweden has very few hours of daylight. The sun drops out of sight in the afternoon. The first Sunday of Advent comes as an eagerly awaited sign that Christmas is approaching. Although by then, of course, the world of commerce has made sure we know what is coming — sales campaigns begin in mid-November and Christmas shop windows and street decorations are already in place.

    Location: All over Sweden
    Website:
  • Christmas 24 December 2014
    Christmas

    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.

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