Valborg celebrations
littlebearabroad's guide

Littlebearabroad’s guide to Valborg celebrations in Stockholm. All suitable for kids between 3+
***Warning*** be aware that many of these celebrations are EXTREMELY BUSY and there are lit torches, open flames and often (not always) fireworks. If you’re not sure, you can always watch them on TV (like me)


Valborg at Skansen

Skansen has celebrated Valborgsmässoafton since 1894. This year is no acception with their GIGANTIC bonfire being built on Solsiden terrace. The lighting of the bonfire will be accompanied by music and singing.


Each year the celebrations are hosted by a well known Swede, and this year will be no different. The host is still to be announced.


The celebration starts at 15:00 and the full programme finishes at 22:00


Valborg at Rålishovsparken

This year’s Valborg celebration at Rålishovsparken is hosted by the Nema Problema Foundation alongside Stockholm Stad.


The Nema Problema Foundation is an association dedicated to integrating newly arrived foreigners with the help of established Swedes. They host events and meet ups in which newbies and natives are able to meet, make friends and have fun. Their primary goal is to strengthen integration processes and systems in Sweden at a grass roots level.


For the full programme of events at Rålishovsparken, Valborg för Alla.


Valborg at Vinterviken

If you are looking for a more intimate celebration – Vinterviken’s Trädgård is a good starting point. Ideal for children and young families, there are less crowds and a smaller bonfire.


For the full programme of events, follow this link.


Valborg at Ridderholmen

Celebrate the spring’s arrival at the most famous Valborg celebration in Riddarholmen.


  • Torch sales begin at 19:30
  • Torch train departs at 20:10
  • Bonfire is lit at 20:30 on Evert Taube’s terrace on Riddarholmen


Organizers: Södersossarna, New Community and ABF Stockholm.


Valborg i Hågelbyparken

Hågelbyparken estate is an amazing setting for Valborg 2019. They have a packed programme of family friendly activities from 17:00 – 21:00.


The amazing Hågelby-4H will be offering pony rides and traffikleken. The big bonfire is lit at 20:00 on the water with music from Süperstar Orkestar. You can book ahead and eat in the park thanks to Wärdhuset LM and their Valborgsmeny


It’s really important to book your ticket in advance of attending but you can book this via Hågelbyparken’s website and their Valborg event.


Valborgskväll på Friluftsgård

Lida Friluftsgård invites you to their Valborg celebrations on the 30th April, starting at 18:00.


The big bonfire will be lit at 20:30, Lida Värdshus serves a Valborgsmeny  from 17:00. You can book a table in advance, 08-778 40 35 or email

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