Events in Sweden

November 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
  • Lights in Alingsås 26 September 2014 - 06 November 2014
    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.

    Location: Alingsås
  • Music Around 09 October 2014 - 26 November 2014
    Music Around

    The thought for the festival is that the region's symphony orchestras, along with many other ensembles and artists, visualize the artistic resources available in the region. With Music Around we hope to increase the curiosity and interest among the region's citizens to discover and immerse themselves in the great musical and cultural offerings in the region.

    Location: Malmö
    Website:
  • 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:
  • All Saints' Day 01 November 2014
    All Saints' Day

    All Saints' Day is a day of dignity and reflection. The custom of lighting candles on family graves is still widely practised, and anyone travelling trough Sweden on this weekend is met by some beautiful scenes. With luck, the first snow has fallen over the country’s cemeteries.

    Location: All over Sweden
    Website:
  • Shockholm Halloween Parade 02 November 2014
    Shockholm Halloween Parade

    Stockholm's second annual Halloween-parade. The parade starts at Slussen and will then move along Skeppsbron, past the Royal Castle, and finally reach Kungsträdgården where there will be themed entertainment and activities.

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • Stockholm International Film Festival 05 November 2014 - 16 November 2014
    Stockholm International Film Festival

    Welcome to the International Film Festival in Stockholm!

    Location: Stockholm
  • "Mitt kök" - My Kitchen 06 November 2014 - 09 November 2014
    "Mitt kök" - My Kitchen

    "Mitt kök" is a meeting market place - an ideal setting for your encounter with the market.

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • The Health, Wellbeing and Fitness Fair 06 November 2014 - 09 November 2014
    The Health, Wellbeing and Fitness Fair

    ... is Scandinavia’s largest. It is the leading fair for everything to do with health. It’s also where visitors can gain motivation, inspiration and information for choosing a good, healthy lifestyle. It’s where business is created, new contacts made and the latest trends presented. With over 200 free seminars in the field of health, free trial classes in fitness and yoga. Learn about mental training and new ways to prepare nutritious food and much more.

    The fair is segmented into five main Areas: Fitness & Training,  Body & Soul, Food & Energy, and Relaxation & Natural beauty – where exhibitor booths, activities and interesting seminars are held that motivate, inspire and provide knowledge.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Christmas Fair at Huseby 08 November 2014 - 16 November 2014
    Christmas Fair at Huseby

    Unique and genuine craftsmanship and shopping delights of the country's best artisanal food artisans at the largest Christmas Fair in the Nordics, Smålandsjul at Huseby.

    Location: Huseby, Southern Sweden
  • St Martin's Day 10 November 2014
    St Martin's Day

    St Martin's Day is a celebration of the goose — all other connotations have largely been forgotten. In early November, geese are ready for slaughter, and on St Martin's Eve, November 10, it is time for the traditional dinner of roast goose.

    Read more about St Martin's Day.

    Location: Skåne
    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
  • A real Skåne Christmas - Christmas Market 20 November 2014 - 23 November 2014
    A real Skåne Christmas - Christmas Market

    A real Skåne Christmas with handicraft, homemade sweets and food. Just to name a few things... Welcome to Hässleholmsgården!

    Location: Hässleholm
    Website:
  • Stockholm Photo Fair 21 November 2014 - 23 November 2014
    Stockholm Photo Fair

    The Nordic region’s largest photography market. Meet thousands of photography enthusiasts... … at the meeting place where rewarding relationships are enhanced by inspiration, products and knowledge.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Christmas Market at Brunskog Homestead 22 November 2014 - 23 November 2014
    Christmas Market at Brunskog Homestead

    Christmas Market at Brunskog Homestead in Värmland

    Location: Brunskog
    Website:
  • Christmas Market in Ransäter 22 November 2014
    Christmas Market in Ransäter

    Christmas market at Ransäters Hembygdsgård. In about 50 market stalls, artisans and local food producers show off their creations.

    Location: Ransäter, Värmland
  • 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
  • Stockholm International Horse Show 27 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
    Stockholm International Horse Show

    Stockholm International Horse Show is the biggest yearly event of the Friends Arena. The biggest equestrian event in Sweden considering the audience and general media.

    Location: Stockholm
  • Christmas Fair at Vadstena Castle 27 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
    Christmas Fair at Vadstena Castle

    Along the shore of Lake Vättern you'll find Swedens modern defense in the 1500s, Vadstena Castle. The castle started to be built in 1545 by King Gustav Vasa in order to strengthen the Swedish defense against the Danes and the Citizens of Småland.

    Location: Vadstena
  • Christmas Fair at Kalmar Castle 27 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
    Christmas Fair at Kalmar Castle

    Candle light from torches and flares rays up on the light from the town and is reflected in the dark waters from Kalmarsund.

    Christmas Fair at Kalmar Castle is the nation's most atmospheric exhibition and also one of the largest.

    Location: Kalmar
    Website:
  • Christmas Fair at the Royal Stables 28 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
    Christmas Fair at the Royal Stables

    Welcome to the Royal Stables – a unique destination in the centre of Stockholm that is first and foremost a workplace but also a living museum.

    The Royal Stables are responsible for transportation for the Royal Court, both by car – and for ceremonial occasions – by horse and carriage.

    Location: Stockholm
    Website:
  • POPUP Grand Slam 2014 - Music Festival 28 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
    POPUP Grand Slam 2014 - Music Festival

    POPUP is the bravest of music festivals in Umeå, unafraid to try new ideas!

    Location: Umeå
    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
  • Christmas Fair at Gunnebo Castle 29 November 2014 - 30 November 2014
    Christmas Fair at Gunnebo Castle

    Gunnebo House and Gardens is situated in Mölndal just outside Gothenburg, Sweden. It is one of Sweden’s chief 18th century environments and one of the most popular tourist sites of the Gothenburg region with attractions such as the House, Shop, Tourist agency, ecological gardens, coffee house and restaurant, and an extensive event calendar extending over all seasons. The House functioned as a summer house for the wealthy merchant John Hall and was built in 1796.

    Location: Gunnebo, West Sweden
  • 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:
  • Christmas Market at Skokloster Castle 29 November 2014
    Christmas Market at Skokloster Castle

    Traditional Christmas Market at Skokloster

    Location: Skokloster (Stockholm)
  • 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 Atmosphere in Kristinehamn 30 November 2014
    Christmas Atmosphere in Kristinehamn

    Christmas Market. Shops, cafes and restaurants are open and framed by traditional christmas lighting.

    Location: Kristinehamn, Värmland
  • 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

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