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10 THINGS TO DO IN STOCKHOLM (DECEMBER 05 - DECEMBER 14)

St Lucia Day

St Lucia Day

December 12–December 13 • event

One of the celebrations that light up the gloomy winter season

Christmas Markets in Sweden

Christmas Markets in Sweden

late November–December • event

Swedish Christmas markets convey heart-melting Scandinavian holiday traditions

Stockholm Christmas Markets

Stockholm Christmas Markets

late November–late December • event

Soak up the merry and bright vibes of Christmas in Stockholm

Swedish Bandy

Swedish Bandy

September–May • event

A wild mix of hockey and football is one of Sweden's favorite sports

Lappis Scream

Lappis Scream

late August–early June • activity

Every Tuesday at 10 pm, everyone in the student complex in Stockholm opens their windows and screams for several minutes

Pepparkakor or Gingersnaps

Pepparkakor or Gingersnaps

November–January • food

The obsession with Christmas starts with these delicious cookies!

Glogg

Glogg

November–January • food

Swedish mulled wine with raisins, cinammon, and almonds!

Kanelbullar or Cinnamon Rolls

Kanelbullar or Cinnamon Rolls

December • food

A typical Swedish bun is also a symbol of winter and perhaps the best way to survive during the dark days

Safran Season

Safran Season

December 1–December 13 • food

With Lucia approaching, safran is all around! Enjoy!

Julmust

Julmust

December • food

Sweden has its own Christmas coke!

17 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Midsummer (Midsommar)

Midsummer (Midsommar)

out of rangeJune 21–22, 2024 • event

Originating from pagan times, this holiday is a celebration of everything summery and Swedish

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

out of rangeMarch 29–April 28 • nature

Dive deeper into the cherry blossom beauty in the capital of Sweden

Sigtunarännet

Sigtunarännet

out of rangeFebruary 19, 2023 • event

Follow the old Viking​ route on skates together with a crowd of enthusiasts like yourself

Surströmming or Sour Herring

Surströmming or Sour Herring

out of rangelate August–early September • food

Every country has its own weird food and Sweden is no exception

Stockholm New Year's Eve

Stockholm New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

Start your New Year with poetry or Swedish rock music in the heart of Stockholm

Honey

Honey

out of rangeMay–September • food

Sweden is famous for its organic honey

Halloween

Halloween

out of rangeearly October–early November • event

Discover Sweden's dark and scary secrets

Stockholm Jazz Festival

Stockholm Jazz Festival

out of rangeOctober 11-20, 2024 • event

The largest jazz festival in Sweden!

National Day

National Day

out of rangeJune 6 • event

A day of many picnics and joyful partying

Pickled Herring

Pickled Herring

out of rangeDecember 24–December 25 • food

A typical Christmas dish made of fermented herring with sugar and onions

Kräftskiva: Crayfish Party

Kräftskiva: Crayfish Party

out of rangeAugust • food

Enjoy a jolly time eating crayfish with a chef's hat on!

Semla Dessert

Semla Dessert

out of rangeFebruary • food

The first week of February is all about fatty treats!

Highschool Graduation

Highschool Graduation

out of rangeMay–June • event

Don't be surprised if you see vans full of highschool kids waving and shouting to you

Easter

Easter

out of rangeApril 20, 2025 • event

Easter in Sweden is full of traditions connected to the celebrations of spring, nature awakening, and family reunions—but with a twist!

Svartsoppa for St Martin's Day

Svartsoppa for St Martin's Day

out of rangeNovember 11 • event

St Martin is a day of geese! People gather for huge festive meals and eat special food!

Melodifestivalen

Melodifestivalen

out of rangeFebruary 3-March 9, 2024 • event

This is one of the few cases when something bad is so bad that it becomes cool

Påskmust

Påskmust

out of rangeMarch 31, 2024 • food

Sweden has its own Easter coke!

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