Events in Sweden

December 2014

  • Christopher Polhem 350 18 December 2011 - 30 June 2015
    Christopher Polhem 350

    2011 marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of the Swedish inventor, entrepreneur and universal genius Christopher Polhem.

    The “Christopher Polhem – back to the future" exhibition has been designed in Polhemian spirit for a younger audience, where unique objects are integrated with multimedia and interactivity, and where the keywords are movement, interdisciplinary science, playfulness, art and faith in the future.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Power of Fashion - 300 years of clothing 01 January 2013 - 31 March 2015
    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:
  • Vikings 09 July 2014 - 31 December 2014
    Vikings

    The Vikings are possibly best known as brutal robbers. Today there are many pictures and stories about the Vikings. They describe how they travelled around the world frightening the life out of people. This is not the true story of the Vikings.

    Location: Stockholm
  • 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 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:
  • Biathlon Östersund 30 November 2014 - 07 December 2014
    Biathlon Östersund

    Revival of a new design for the biathlon stadium in Östersund. Welcome to the greatest Biatlon premiere party in Östersund on the National Arena!

    Location: Östersund
  • World Floorball Championships 05 December 2014 - 14 December 2014
    World Floorball Championships

    The 10th IFF World Floorball Championships will be held between 5 and 14 of December in Gothenburg.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Jamtli Christmas Market 05 December 2014 - 07 December 2014
    Jamtli Christmas Market

    "Jamtli Julmarknad" the second weekend of Advent has over the past 20 years become something of a must for young and old alike. The historical buildings at Jamtli create a wonderful setting where 20.000 visitors and 200 vendors of genuine handicraft meet each other in a unique Christmas atmosphere.

    Admission: 60 kr for one day. The ticket includes admission to the exhibitions. Children up to 18 enter for free in the company of an adult.

    Location: Östersund
  • Christmas Fair at Drottningholm 06 December 2014 - 07 December 2014
    Christmas Fair at Drottningholm

    Christmas Fair at Drottningholm Palace. Swedish handicraft and traditional food in beautiful surroundings.

    Sat & Sun: 11.00-16.00

    Location: Stockholm
  • Christmas Market at Borgholm Castle 06 December 2014 - 07 December 2014
    Christmas Market at Borgholm Castle

    Traditional Christmas Market at Borgholm Castle on the Island of Öland

    Location: Borgholm
  • Nobel Prize Day 10 December 2014
    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
    Website:
  • Lucia festival 13 December 2014
    Lucia festival

    At dawn on 13th December in Sweden thousands of young girls, dressed in white gowns, holding a lit candle and, with a crown of electric candles on a wreath on their heads, bring light to the darkness of Swedish winter. She is known as “Lucia” and she leads a procession of maidens and “star boys” also wearing white gowns and pointed hats with gold stars on them.

  • Lucia celebration at Skansen 13 December 2014 - 15 December 2014
    Lucia celebration at Skansen

    Traditions and myths surrounding the Swedish Lucia at the Bollnäs House

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • Sweden’s coldest Lucia 13 December 2014
    Sweden’s coldest Lucia

    On the 13th of December at Olofsfors Bruk, the iron mill’s Lucia glides
    down the steep steps of the blast furnace and Sweden’s coldest Lucia
    celebrations begin.

    Location: Nordmaling, Northern Sweden
  • 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.

  • New Years Eve at Skansen 31 December 2014 - 01 January 2015
    New Years Eve at Skansen

    Welcome to Stockholm's best New Year celebration, with origins from 1895! Songs, music and fireworks at the Solliden Stage at 23.10 - 00.10

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:

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