Christmas in 2023

Cozy with Christmas in Stockholm

Here you will find Christmas activities in Stockholm!

In Stockholm, there is much to experience before and during Christmas. It is nice to stroll around the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and pop into a cafe and have a cup of hot chocolate, swedish glögg with gingerbread, go ice skating in Kungsträdgården, go to a Christmas market on the Main Square (Stortorget) in Gamla Stan and do your Christmas shopping on Queen Street (Drottninggatan). Yes there are a lot to do.

Head to Gamla Stan and the historic Christmas market on Stortorget, go ice-skating in Kungsträdgården, ride Strömma's boats and eat a good Christmas meal, listen to Christmas carols in town and see a Christmas concert. Christmas in Stockholm starts Saturday Nov 11, 2023 when Stockholm's streets will be lit up in fantastic Christmas lights.

Below you will find a selection of Christmas coziness in Stockholm. We will update information about Christmas in Stockholm 2023 gradually.

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Stockholms jul invigning 2023

Stockholms jul

Inauguration #Stockholmsjul starts Saturday Nov 11, 2023

Kungsträdgården | Saturday Nov 11, 2023 - mid of Jan 2024
#Stockholmsjul inaugurated every year in mid-November and has lit until mid-January the year after. Several places in Stockholm are lit up with beautiful Christmas lights. All lighting is in environmentally friendly material and energy-efficient LED technology. So warm welcome to a Stockholm in Christmas candle garb.

Inauguration: The Christmas lights are lit up from the stage in Kungsträdgården Saturday Nov 11, 2023.

Christmas at Skansen 2023

Christmas at Skansen

Skansen opens up for Christmas

Skansen | Nov 24 - Dec 17, 2023
This year, Skansen is opening up its annual Christmas market. As usual, we hope for cozy market stalls, where you can buy Christmas presents, sweets, food and crafts. You can cuddle with coffee, mulled wine, gingerbread, waffles etc. In addition to the market on Bollnästorget, Skansen keeps houses and farms open and shows contemporary Christmas celebrations. More info about Christmas at Skansen

Hotel C Stockholm hotel package including ICEBAR Stockholm

Hotel C Stockholm The Whole Experience

Overnight + ICEBAR Stockholm + Dinner + Breakfast

Hotel C Stockholm | til 21 dec 2023
With proximity to most things in Stockholm, you will find Hotel C. Here you will live comfortably during your stay in Stockholm. Here you will also find Stockholm's coolest bar in a double sense ICEBAR Stockholm. The bar maintains a temperature of minus 5 degrees. ICEBAR Stockholm is the world's first permanent ice bar and it is demolished and rebuilt every year by the skilled ice sculptors from ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi. This hotel package includes entrance and a drink in the ICEBAR, where your drink is served in glasses made of ice.

In Hotel C there is also the restaurant Swede Hollow, where you are served a good main course. The restaurant's interior is inspired by the Swedish folk home from the 50s-70s. When night approaches, you sleep well in the hotel's beds and wake up to a good breakfast buffet as a good start to the day.

The package include: hotel accommodation + entrance to ICEBAR Stockholm incl. drink + main course in Swede Hollow restaurant + breakfast buffet.
Hotel: Hotel C Stockholm
Address: Vasaplan 4 (near Stockholm Centralstation / T-Centralen and Arlanda Express) .

If you want a hotel package without dinner, there is the Icebar Cool City package, which includes accommodation, entrance to ICEBAR Stockholm incl. drink and breakfast buffet.

Presenteras i samarbete med Hotel C Stockholm.
The Mystery of Banksy Exhibition Stockholm

The Mystery of Banksy Exhibition

Explore works by street artist Banksy

Stadsgårds terminal (Arrival and Departure halls) | Nov 28, 2023 - Feb 4, 2024
Discover more than 150 unique works of art by the world-renowned street artist Banksy. Admire replicas of street art inside the venue, such as graffiti sprayed inside a train, colorful paintings on walls, and statues that have been decorated by the famous artist.

Fun experiences all year for both kids and adults!

Paradox museum i Stockholm
Paradox Museum
Stockholm | All year

A paradox is something that goes against what one has expected. You could say that a paradox plays tricks on the brain and tricks your eyes. Come here and get surprised!

Tickets are presented together with Paradox Museum Stockholm. All bookings are made directly in the Paradox Museum Stockholm booking system. For questions after booking, contact Paradox Museum Stockholm.
Hop-on Hop-off bus in Stockholm
Hop-on / Hop-off Bus
Stockholm | All year

Experience Stockholm with a Hop-on / Hop-off bus. The bus takes you to famous sights in Stockholm such as the Vasa Museum, Skansen, the Viking Museum, Gamla Stan and the Royal Palace, etc.

Tickets in cooperation with Strömma.
Buy Tickets to Brunch Cruise in Stockholm

Brunch Cruise

Christmas cozy with brunch with Strömma

Strömma | April - Dec 31, 2023 (Saturdays - Sundays)
Go by boat with brunch on board S / S Stockholm. The brunch that is served is accompanied by a touch of Christmas food. As usual, we can hope that goodies will be served such as bacon and Jansson's temptation, different kinds of herring, etc. After the good food, the dessert table awaits, so do not forget to leave some space for these yummy pieces. When you eat, the archipelago passes beautifully outside the window..

Köp biljett till Julstämningsrundvandring i Stockholm.

Christmas Traditions & Tastings Walking Tour

Begin your tour in Stockholm in front of the Nobel Museum, where you'll meet your guide and dive into the Old Town's Christmas Market. Let yourself be dazzled by the Christmas lights and trees while you learn about the history of the Christmas markets in Stockholm. Hear the story behind the origins of Dalarna's toy horse and the tomten, the Swedish Santa gnome, as well as the ceremony of St. Lucia. There will also be small tastings of holiday dishes and treats.

Season: Nov - Dec
Time: approx 2 hours

Viking Christmas at Birka with a Christmas table

Viking Christmas at Birka Viking city

Boat trip + Christmas buffet at Birka with fire show

Join this unique Christmas table tour to Birka from Stockholm. It will be a whole evening with a boat trip with M/S Mälar Victoria on Mälaren to the island of Björkö and Birka Vikingastaden. It will be a different Christmas table as the cold delicacies of the Christmas table are already served on the boat and at Birka and Restaurant Särimner the hot part of the Christmas table and the dessert table await. There will be entertainment with both jugglers and a fire show. During the evening you will learn more about Vikings and how they celebrated their holidays. During the boat trip home, the bar is open and there might be some dancing

Inclued in the ticket: round-trip boat trip, Christmas buffet, dessert, guided torchlight procession, fire show, apple mead and entertainment by jesters..

Season: Nov 23 - Dec 9, 2023
Avgår: At 4 PM at Klara Mälarstrand, Dock 3 Time: approx 7 hours

Lucia in Stockholm


Lucia in Stockholm

Different places | around Dec 13
Sweden's Lucia is a nice Swedish tradition. The Lucia celebration that we are used to today with Lucia train with bridesmaids, star boys, song and lollipops comes from the early 20th century. In the dark of December, Lucia comes and lights up the darkness. There are usually Lucia concerts in Oscarskyrkan, Skansen, Storkyrkan etc

Luciatåg NK: Dec 13 at 1 AM and 5 PM. There will be singing and a lovely long line of people with the Lucia in front.

Living Christmas Calender in Old Town

Old Town's Living Christmas Calendar

Arranged by Mäster Olofsgården since 2005.

Old Town | Dec 1 - 24, 2023
A nice tradition in the Old Town where from 1 to 24 December you open a door every day at 18.15. (On Christmas Eve, the 24th door opens at 11.30). To know where to open today's door, a banner is hung in a window that says "here the door opens". A fun way to discover the Old Town. The hatch openings begin with a fanfare and then a piece of music and a poem or story are performed. This year, of course, with adjustments to the current situation.
More about the Living Christmas Calender

Book Stockholm Fika Tour in Stockholm.

Stockholm Fika Tour

Walk with your guide through Stockholm and sample coffee at some cafes in town. Really nice and cosy during Christmas time.

Season: Nov - Dec
Time: ca 2 hours
Ticket: You book the date directly when you buy your ticket

NK decorating Sunday

NKs Christmas Window - Decorating Sunday

What will be the Christmas decoration in NK's shop window this year ?

NK | See below times for 2023
What will be the theme this year? Always just as exciting to see what is hidden in the large shop windows outside NK. During the Decoration Sunday which falls on November 19 this year 2023. Santa makes his entrance with a horse and carriage and unlocks the department store. Time: 10:50

at 10.15 AM – 5 PM: Glögg serving on Hamngatan
at 10.15 –10.45 AM: Musicians play on Hamngatan
at. 10.50 AM: The Christmas shop window is unveiled
at 10.55 AM Santa arrives at NK
at 11.00 AM: Santa opens the department store
at 11.00 AM - 4 PM: Musicians play in Ljusgården
at 1 PM, 1.30 PM , 2 PM: story reading at NK Bokhandel, Floor 4

Santa can be found in Ljusgården between 11 AM – 5 PM and the Santa children hand out sweets.

The children can meet Santa these dates: 19 nov - 23 dec.

Luciatåg NK: Dec 13 at 1 AM and 5 PM. There will be singing and a lovely long line of people with the Lucia in front.

Adress: NK, Hamngatan 18-20, Stockholm

Jul i Gamla Stan biljetter

Christmas in Old Town

Julkonsert | 2- 3 dec 2023

Köp Sissels jul 2023 på Göta Lejon biljetter

Sissels Jul

Julmusik | 27 nov 2023


Love Actually Live in Concert

Julkonsert | 28 dec 2023

Buy Go City Stockholm Pass


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With a Go City Stockholm Pass you can save a lot of money on sightseeing and famous Stockholm sights. You pay a fixed price for the All-Inclusive Pass that applies to a different number of days: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. Then just show your pass at the tour and sights included in the pass during your valid days.

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Free entrance and sightseeing:


The Royal Palace

Vasa Museum

Nobel Prize Museum

Gröna Lund Amusement Park

Globen SkyView

Birka - The Viking City

Boat and Bus Tours

Book Christmas Dining in Stockholm

Christmas Dining Cruises in Stockholm Archipelago

Christmas Buffets 2023

Strömma | Nov 24 - Dec 24, 2023
Classic Christmas lunch or Christmas dinner M / S Gustafsberg VII - Christmas table in several servings M / S Waxholm III - Christmas table buffet. You are served a classic Christmas buffet with meatballs, prince sausages, Christmas sausages, Jansson's temptation, Christmas candy, Christmas beer and clearly more goodies.

Book Old Town Walking Tour in Stockholm

Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

Do you want to follow in the footsteps of the ghost? Then join us on this exciting hike through haunted neighborhoods and dark back streets and basements. And you, do not forget to look back sometimes so we do not catch the ghosts. Listen to the exciting story that takes you back through the city's history filled with murder, evil deeds and a strong belief in the supernatural. Both adults and children can come along!

Seson: All year around
Time: approx 1.5 hours

Ice Rink in Kungstradgården Stockholm

Ice Rink at Kungsträdgården

Nov 2023 - March 2024

Kungsträdgården | Nov 2023 - March 2024 (depending on weather)
Skate in Kungsträdgården. Open Nov to March 2024.

More information about ice rink at Kungsträdgården.
Ice Rink in Vasaparken Stockholm

Ice Rink Vasaparken

In Nov / Dec, the ice rink in Vasaparken opens

Vasaparken | nov/dec 2023 - march 2024
Skate in Vasaparken. Open in November to March the following year (weather permitting). Bring your own skates.

Christmas markets in Stockholm 2023

Skansen Christmas Market: opens Nov 24 - Dec 17, 2023
This year, Skansen is opening up its annual Christmas market. The Christmas market is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 24 November until 17 December. As usual, we hope for cozy market stalls, where you can buy Christmas presents, sweets, food and crafts. You can cuddle with coffee, mulled wine, gingerbread, waffles etc.!
Opened: Nov 24 - Dec 17. Address: Skansen, Djurgårdsvägen, Djurgården

Old Town Christmas Market (Stortorget): Nov 25 november (every day to ) Dec 23.
Christmas market on Stortorget in the Old Town has an old tradition. As early as 1523, Gustav Vasa decided that there would be a Christmas market on Stortorget, but then only with the sale of Swedish goods. After many trips over the years around the Christmas market here, it is once again a nice feature of Christmas Stockholm. Since 1961, the market has looked more or less the same, with elements of different goods for sale. Here you will find goodies, sausages, fish, mulled wine, gingerbread, hats, gloves, crafts, cheeses, spices, forging, jewelry, etc.
Open: Usuallay All days at 11-18, Address: Stortorget, Old Town

Royal Court Stables Christmas Market: Dec 8-10, 2023
Traditional Christmas market in the Royal Courthouse. During the Christmas market, there are exhibitors from all over the country who sell crafts of the finest quality, organic food, handicraft products and much more. In addition, stables, parade chambers and carriage halls are open throughout the weekend.
Address: Hovstallet, Väpnargatan 1, intill Dramaten och Armémuseum

Schysst Christmas: Dec 2-3, 2023
Merry Christmas is the Christmas market that offers more than fair trade and organic products. By buying your Christmas presents here, you support organizations and companies that work with human rights and environmental issues. Merry Christmas is a gathering place for you who want to do more and support those who work every day to make the world fairer.
Address: Sveavägen 41, Stockholm (Norrmalm)

Christmas Market at Kungsträdgården: Dec 2, 2023
Welcome to the Christmas market in Kungsträdgården, organized by the City of Stockholm in collaboration with the association Ung Företagsamhet. Here you can find Christmas gifts in art, home decoration, design, technology, fashion, jewellery, accessories, food and drink and much more.
Open: at 11 AM -4 PM 16
Address: Kungsträdgården (Jussi Björlings allé), Stockholm

New Year celebrations in Stockholm

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Stockholm. In the central parts of Stockholm you will see crackling fireworks in beautiful colors lighting up the night sky when the clock strikes midnight.

To get the best view there are many places to go to as for example: Monteliusvägen, Fjällgatan, Vita Bergen, Mosebacketerassen, Skinnarviksberget, or the bridges Västerbron and Skanstullsbron. One of the best places to see the fireworks over the city is from the water. Be on board a New Year's cruise and your New Year's Eve will be magical.

New Year Cruise

New Year Cruise

New Year's Eve 2023

Strömma | Dec 31, 2023 - Jan 1, 2024
Do you have no one to celebrate New Year with or do you have nothing planned yet. Go with Strömma on a New Year's Eve cruise. S / S Stockholm and M / S Gustafsberg VII serve fantastic New Year's Eve menus. The evening begins with a glass of champagne and at twelve o'clock you stand on the first floor of the 12-stroke fireworks over the city!

Popular Christmas activities in Stockholm
April 1 - Dec 31, 2023
Strandvägen Stockholm
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Nov 23 - Dec 9, 2023
Klara Mälarstrand Stockholm
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1 nov - 31 dec, 2023
around the area Stockholm
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Nov 24 - Dec 24, 2023
Nybrokajen Stockholm
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Dec 31 2023 - Jan 1 2024
Strandvägen Stockholm
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Nov 24 - Dec 17, 2023
Djurgårdsvägen Stockholm
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Christmas in Gothenburg

Gothenburg If you want to go to Gothenburg and celebrate Christmas, you can see Christmas in Gothenburg here.