What's on in Dec 2018
Stockholm for kids

Your family friendly guide to what’s happening in Stockholm this December.


Stockholm Christmas light switch on

Join the masses on Saturday 24th November in Kungsträdgården for the great big SWITCH ON!! The official start of Christmas in Stockholm.


Christmas lights and installation will light up 40 of Stockholm’s streets this year with one million LED lights. All in partnership with Stockholm Stad and #Stockholmjul.


Julbordsshow with Cirkus Cirkör - Artipelag

This year Artipelag presents Cirkus Cirkör as the entertainment to their traditional Christmas Julbord.


During the evening, you will experience circus art of absolute first class quality and Christmas food at the same level. After the resounding success of their last collaboration with Aquanauts, Cirkus Cirkör promises visitors the latest and hottest in the new circus genre for this Christmas.


There is no age restrictions or limitations, the whole family can enjoy the show. The perfect Julbord for the whole family.


Fairytale Snowflake - Konserthus Stockholm

In the musical story of Snowflake, we follow a snowflake who thinks it is really cosy to be sitting up in the cloud. Why should she come down and lay on the ground to melt?


As part of their MINI series, Big Music for Small Ears, the Swedish Philharmonic Orchestra, along with Ayla Kabaca, tell this musical fairytale.


After the concert, get the chance to meet the musicians and even try out some of the instruments!


Christmas begins at Nordiska Museet

Start your Christmas celebrations at Nordiska Museet and help them decorate their regal Christmas tree.


Nordiska Museet is inviting everyone, big and small to revel in  julpyssel och pynt, story telling and lighting of the Christmas tree. Nordiska Museet’s lekstugan will be Christmas themed and you can sit back and relax with your fika whilst listening to classical Christmas tunes. The perfect start to your advent and Christmas.


Christmas at Skansen

December at Skansen is dedicated to one thing only, Christmas.


Christmas traditions, Christmas markets, Lucia celebrations, home made Christmas presents, music and singing, crafts, kolbullar, Christmas food, dancing around the Christmas tree, Christmas decorations and freshly baked ginger bread.


Events take place every single day throughout December. Our recommended highlights are Skansen’s Christmas market and their traditional Lucia celebrations. Both warming the cockles of the coldest heart.


Celebrate Lucia in Stockholm

The Swedish tradition of celebrating Sankta Lucia marks the longest day of the year, and the winter solstice. The beautiful story behind the celebrations is reenacted in churches and schools all over Sweden on Dec 13th, every year.


There are a number of family concerts taking place in Stockholm this year. The most popular is the Lucia Family Concert at Storakyrkan, Gamla Stan. Tickets are saught after for this event, be sure to buy them quickly.


For those on parental leave, St Göran’s Church is hosting a Lucia for big and small at 10 am on Thurs Dec 13th. A traditional Lucia celebration, tempered for little ones.


And, of course, Skansen’s Lucia celebrations start on the 13th December and continue through to the 16th December. A Lucia procession from Seglora Church. On Saturday the 15th December, Lucia in concert at Sollidenscenen at 16:00.



Stockholm Santa Run/Walk

There is no better feeling than the gift of giving. And, joining the Stockholm Santa Run/Walk is what giving is all about.


The fun run is back again with the aim to make this year their best yet and raise the most money they have ever raised. In total, the fun run has raised 1/4 million Swedish kroner for charity. This year’s beneficiaries are Operation Smile, Activsfonden and Naturskyddförening.


All participants must be pre-registered and children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult on the run.


Want to meet Santa?

“His eyes – how they twinkled! His dimples – how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry…He had a broad face and a little round belly, that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly…He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf….”


Meet the man himself this December, right here in Stockholm! He’s making several appearances across the city.


From the 23rd Nov – 6th Dec, every Friday (12-18), Saturday (11-16) and Sunday (12-16), Santa will be appearing at Nordiska Kompaniet. If we’re not mistaken Tomte is bilingual, too!


Every Saturday, throughout December, Åhléns City is hosting Tomte in Jultorget at the heart of their Stockholm flagship store.



Bebisjuldisco - danskalas (0-4yr)

Teater Tre’s mega-popular baby rave, Bebisbeat (0-4 years) is back.


On the 8th of December we will pick up our disco moves, Christmas lights and dance on the theatre stage!


DJ Axel plays the best baby beats on a pretty low volume. The ticket price includes majskrok for the little ones, coffee to the big and rulltårta for everyone!


Kungsträdgåden at Christmas

Starting at the beginning or end of week 45 (9th November – ish) the ice rink at Kungsträdgården opens for skate hire, discos and skate school.


Look out for several special dates for the diary, including Lucia on Ice and Beyond Retro’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.


As the a cultural centre point in Stockholm, you are guaranteed to find something happening at Kungsträdgården every weekend throughout December, and the holiday season.


Pepparkakshus 2018

The annual, amateur, ginger bread house competition, hosted by Ark Des, is back! Starting Nov 30th and running through until 6th January.


This year’s theme is LUXURY and we’re guaranteed to see some extraordinary ginger bread creations, as always. A seasonal delight to wow the senses.


Winner of this year’s competition will be announced on the 16th December 2018 and all members of the public are welcome.


The Nutcracker - Petter och lotta's jul

Christmas and the holiday season is not complete with a traditional trip to the theatre; whether it be pantomime or a production of ballet. Littlebearabroad’s 2018 Christmas show recommendation is Kungliga Operan’s Nötknäpperan (Nutcracker).


Based on Elsa Beskow’s book Petter och Lottas Jul (Peter and Lotta’s Christmas) and to Tchaikovsky world famous score, Kungliga Operan’s Nötknäpperan ballet from 1995 is their highlight of the festive season.


Beautifully choreographed by Pär Isberg, the show will fill your hearts with the magic of sugar plum fairies, mystical lands and have you pirouetting through to New Year.


Jullov på Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet’s Jullov programme always proves a brilliant alternative to the seasonal festivities surrounding the rest of the month. This year is no exception.


From the 26th December, Moderna Museet’s Warhol 1968 exhibition forms the back drop of the Jullov programme. Family tours, ateljé and drop in workshops, screen-printing and many more art activities.

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