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

  • Lucia celebration at Skansen 13 December 2014 - 15 December 2015
    Lucia celebration at Skansen

    Timings TBC for 2015

    Location: Stockholm
  • Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 12 September 2015 - 22 November 2015
    Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

    The Biennial has taken place every other year since 2001. Since 2006, Röda Sten Art Centre has been the main organizer of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, commissioned by the City of Götebor’s Cultural Affairs committee.

    Location: Gothenburg
  • Lights in Alingsås 25 September 2015 - 01 November 2015
    Lights in Alingsås

    Every year leading lighting designers from all over the world visit Alingsås. Each of them has selected a public environment in Alingsås in advance and has accepted the assignment to create exciting lighting with the help of students participating in workshops. The assignment is full of creative challenges and developing work. Besides the competence improving part, Lights in Alingsås is also a significant international meeting place for lighting designers, students, and trade people. The results are marketed and exhibited to trade representatives, the general public and the media during October.

    It started in 1999 when students from HDK, Jönköping University and Gothenburg University gathered in Alingsås to experiment with different lighting designs for public buildings.

    Location: Alingsås
  • Uppsala International Guitar Festival 07 October 2015 - 11 October 2015
    Uppsala International Guitar Festival

    At the Uppsala International Guitar Festival, we have the great pleasure of presenting our guests, all of whom are world-famous artists.

    Location: Uppsala
  • Uppsala Short Film Festival 19 October 2015 - 25 October 2015
    Uppsala Short Film Festival

    Uppsala International Short Film Festival takes place in October of every year and screens over 300 films in four cinemas in central Uppsala during one week.

    Location: Uppsala
  • Bluesfestival in Eslöv 23 October 2015 - 25 October 2015
    Bluesfestival in Eslöv

    Since 2000 Association of Blues in Eslöv promote Bluesfestival in Eslöv. In the end of October we invite artists from different parts of the world to get together in our exiting venue Medborgarhuset. Not only music is presented during the festival, we also promote exhibitions and more. Of course there are restaurant and bars in the facility.


    Location: Eslöv
  • Christmas Market Julita Gård 06 November 2015 - 07 November 2015
    Christmas Market Julita Gård

    Christmas Market at Julita Gård. Handicraft and traditional food. Also take the opportunity to try out Julita Wärdshus, managed by Tommy Myllymäki, winner of Silverbocuse 2011.

    Location: Julita Gård, Sörmland
  • 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 Kungsträdgården 27 November 2015 - 22 December 2015
    Christmas Market Kungsträdgården

    For the 20thyear Kungsträdgården arranges Christmas market! Many are the exhibitors who come here every year but there will also be new acquaintances. You are offered everything from textiles and wooden handicrafts, delicacies from the forest and the sea, warm clothes and a safe or other gift. No one need go hungry from the park where there are lots of good things to eat!

    Open: November 27 to 22 December 22
    Daily 11:00 to 18:00

    Location: Kungsträdgården, 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.

    Four Sundays before Christmas Eve
    November 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

    Location: Sigtuna


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