In the dark November month in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden gives us many sparkly and enlightened ways to have fun and keep our minds away from the gloomy weather conditions. Read more about the glittering seasonal events in Stockholm.
The streets of Stockholm start glittering when they are dressed with the Christmas decorations, and even the Swedish movie stars shine on the red carpets of the capital’s cinemas during the Stockholm Film Festival. The light of the projectors on the screens in the theatres takes us to worlds we only have dreamed of. November in Stockholm is far from a dark time. It’s a time to see the light in different shapes.
Related: Christmassy Sweden
One million LED light
One million LED lights in over 40 streets, places and squares is launched on the 16 November. In addition, the city offers a wonderful Christmas atmosphere. Enjoy the Christmas Market at Skansen which has been an annual tradition since 1903. From 30 November, the market square is filled with food, treats and decorations and the bonfires are lit.
All the historical houses and farmsteads are decorated and in the town quarters you can meet skilled craftsmen. On the opening day, there will be craft demonstrations and live music in the buildings where the tables are also set for Christmas dinner. Young and old can participate in dancing around the Christmas tree and make their own Christmas decorations in the workshop.
There are several Christmas markets in Stockholm, just find the events here.
The traditional Swedish Christmas buffet
For visitors and citizens alike, a traditional Swedish Christmas buffet, “julbord”, in Stockholm is a must during the season. Here are our top tips on restaurants offering Christmas buffet, and some restaurants that are open for dinner during the Christmas holidays. Enjoy meatballs, Jansson’s temptation, lutfisk, gingerbread, hot glögg and much more. The season starts in late November.
For the second year in a row, Herman’s Restaurant & Trädgårdscafé is holding a 100% vegan Christmas market, filled to the brim with delicious treats, healthy products, artworks, books and much more!
Related: The Tomten
Glittering Seasonal Events in Stockholm
Why not come into the holiday spirit with some classic Christmas carols? Or why not design and build your own a gingerbread house? Here’s are some exciting things to do in Stockholm when Christmas comes rolling in.
Feature image (on top): Photo – Your Living City – MIKAEL SJÖBERG
Glittering Seasonal Events in Stockholm, based on material from Stockholm tourist boards