All year round, Sweden’s heritage and traditional holidays are celebrated no where better than Sweden’s largest outdoor museum, Skansen. Celebrate Easter, Walpurgis, National Day, Midsommar, Höstmarknad, Höstlov and Christmas in traditional Swedish style at this unique and enchanting window into history.
2020 sees the 75th anniversary of Sweden’s most loved, children’s literary heroine, Pippi Långstrump. It’s a guarantee there will be dozens of celebrations throughout the year. But, this show, Pippi på Cirkus by the incredible circus and acrobatic group Cirkus Cirkör (Sweden’s answer to Cirque du Soleil) is already being pitched as the stand out commemoration. Don’t wait too long to get tickets for the June show…
Deep dive into the brand new oceanic museum Vrak, a journey through the secrets swallowed in the depths of the Baltic sea. Opening in May 2020, and part of the Swedish National Maritime Museums, Vrak will focus solely on the mysterious circumstances surrounding some of the most stunningly preserved shipwrecks in the world. Thanks to the Baltic’s brackish water, many of the wrecks are still intact making this stretch of water the perfect preservation pool.
Eagerly anticipate, and including brand new exhibits, this Viking exhibition has been patiently waiting for key exhibits and pieces to return from a 2 year long global tour. At last, in June 2020 the new Exhibition, simply called the Viking exhibition, will re-open at Historiska Museet.
If you’re fans of the History Channel show, Vikings, or simply want to geek down on your Scandinavian heritage, this is sure to not disappoint.
Opening in Autumn 2020, at it’s new home in Gasverket, Norra Djurgårdsstaden, Stockholm’s Spårvägsmuseet will be a welcome sight for many a small kid who’s love of busses, trams, taxis, cars and all of Stockholm’s other modes of transport through the decades.
The annual new year, magical ice celebrations are back at Ericsson Globe in 2020. Disney on Ice, starring Moana & Maui, Elsa & Anna, the Little Mermaid, Belle and Rapunzel is a stunning celebration of Disney’s most loved stories and music. The perfect Christmas gift for the ultimate Disney lover.
The world’s biggest music festival is back in Stockholm in 2020, Lollapalooza, and with it their kid’s festival Kidzapalooza. One of the only festivals in the world to offer a dedicated kids zone complete with mini concerts, play stations, quiet zones, dress up and face jewels. After all, why shouldn’t kids (and parents) get to chance to experience music festivals first hand.
This year’s line up includes:
Stockholm’s summer bursts into life from June through to August… it’s about spending every minute you can outdoors. Even the theatre is moved into nature. Parkteatern is one of Stockholm’s most successful annual events thanks to the Stockholm City making it totally free and accessible to everyone.
Dance, music, drama, comedy and kid’s shows are free to see all over Stockholm throughout June to August in the beautiful parks and green spaces. The open air shows take place no matter the weather but it’s worth it if you find yourself in the Stockholm twilight, gazing across Mälaren and a free show – magic!
Another free and easily accessible public event that takes place every year in August is Stockholm’s Kulturfestivalen. Each Kulturfestivalen has a theme and 2020’s theme is H2O.
The programme will be released later this year but no doubt there will be some world class shows.
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