Who needs New Year’s resolutions when you can be inspired by all that is going on in Stockholm? This January you could invest in a museum pass, pick up your old ice skates again, or find your new favorite music spot.
Let us show you all the possibilities that this month, and the beginning of 2019, can provide. We hope to see you out and about!
Here are the best events in Stockholm this January:
Tuesday 1st January
Brave the cold and help support victims of domestic violence. And if you don’t want to swim, the swimmers would welcome your support and cheers!
Wednesday 2nd – Sunday 6th January
Joa Ljungberg and Santiago Mostyn have curated work from nearly forty artists connected to the Swedish art scene. Admission is 150 SEK, and includes admission to the Warhol 1968 exhibit. Admission for students and seniors is 120 SEK.
The nostalgic songs, the classic characters; it’s a perfect evening of fun for kids and kids-at-heart! Everyone from Mickey Mouse to Rapunzel to Olaf will be there. Tickets for this Disney festivity range from 215 to 490 SEK.
Saturday 5th January
Skate your way along the fire-lit track! There will be a grill near the track so that you can refuel with hot dogs. The instructions will be in English, a meal is included (hot dog and soup), and the full tour is about 3 hours long. Pricing is 890 SEK for adults, 490 SEK for youth (8-17), and free for children. Missed this Saturday? You can catch the same tour on the 12th, 19th, and 26th of January.
Begin this New Year by celebrating the good ole years of the roaring twenties! Nalen is transformed into a speakeasy, with live music and the DecaVita Sisters as dancers. Tickets are 295 SEK, and they’re selling fast!
Sunday 6th January
This classical concert follows the story of the three wise men and the gifts they brought to Christ: gold, incense, and myrrh. Tickets are 80 – 250 SEK.
Bundle up in your warmest clothes and head to Brunkebergstorg for a free movie night. In true Swedish fashion, some blankets will be available. First Sunday of the month to the last, these are the movies that will be shown: Frozen River (6th Jan), Where The Wild Things Are (13th Jan), Into The Wild (20th Jan), and The Shining (27th Jan).
Wednesday 9th January
Both the women’s and men’s volleyball teams play their final match of the qualification process. The men will play Azerbaijan, followed by the women’s match against Czech Republic. Tickets are 150 SEK for adults, and 65 SEK for children (4-17).
Thursday 10th January
Organist Mathias Kjellgren performs a rich program, including works from Mozart and Bach, as well as the piece Lux Aeterna, a work that Karin Höghielm dedicated to Kjellgren in 2017. Tickets are 60 SEK.
Monday 14th January
Jimmy Chin co-directs the beautifully done film of Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Honnold’s feat of free soloing this renowned climb has captured global attention.
Thursday 17th – Sunday 27th January
Enter and become part of this art installati by Malin Bobeck Tadaa. She has created a world underground with smart textiles that change color and respond to touch, with the use of sensors, LEDs, electronics, and astounding creativity. Early bird tickets are 100 SEK; regular tickets are 180 SEK.
Thursday 17th January
In this TEDx talk, the speakers will inspire the audience to be the change they want to see. One of the speakers will be Elin Mohlander, an entrepreneur who has co-founded Residus, a company with a focus on creating long-lasting clothes with leftover fabric. Moving away from quick trends in favor of sustainable fashion, her company produces clothes that are both sustainable and chic. Tickets to this TEDx event are 250 SEK for students, and 400 SEK for general admission.
Saturday 19th January
On the Women’s March anniversary, this year’s theme is ending violence against women. According to WHO, 1 out of 3 women are subjected to violence during their lifetime. Consider making a sign, joining the march, and supporting women.
Stockholm Brewing Co. are opening their doors and offering a cellar tour. Included at the new location is the FARM Restaurant and Bar, offering local and organic food to go with the brews.
Tuesday 22nd January
Ella Mai performed on The X Factor in 2014 as part of a trio. The group broke up soon afterward, and Ella Mai started writing and singing on her own. DJ Mustard found Mai’s talent through Instagram clips, and now her song “Boo’d Up” has reached the Billboard Hot 100. Tickets are 380 SEK.
Saturday 26th January
This event is both for people who have already discovered the joy of running in the winter, and those who want to check it out. The event will be fun, with contests (who has the best light up costume), and two different courses (5 KM and 10 KM). The earlier you sign up for this event, the cheaper it is.
For the third year, Kulturhuset will present photographs from 50 people, ranging from professional photographers to beginners. The exhibit opens Saturday 26th January, and closes Sunday 17th February. The opening event is free and features a DJ. Ordinary price to the exhibit is 40 SEK; the exhibit is always free on Mondays.
This singer/songwriter started out by blending songs from different genres and releasing her covers on Soundcloud. She went on a national tour supporting Quinn XCII, and is now on a tour of her own. Tickets are 220 SEK.
Sunday 27th January
On the Holocaust Memorial Day, Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List (1993) will be shown. It is in English with Swedish subtitles. Tickets range from 160 to 210 SEK.
Thursday 31st January
The American rapper who had the hit song “Caroline” is on world tour, with one night in Sweden! Tickets are 270 SEK.
Ongoing in January
In this piece, with a title originating from the Greek word for exclamation, seven female circus artists perform pieces that they have created together. The seven women originate from Greece, Canada, Palestine, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland. Tickets range from 275 to 440 SEK.
Whether you’re visiting Stockholm, or just want to get the perfect picture, this tour will take you to the trendy spots, the hidden gems, and picturesque places so you can get professional-style photographs. The tours are in English and guided by a professional Instagram influencer. Tickets are 600 SEK.
Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen followed seven different men, who all consider themselves to be the Second Coming of Christ, for this photography project. Tickets to Fotografiska are 155 SEK.
Garcia’s exhibit highlights her interest in performance, psychoanalysis, and politics. Garcia uses film, drawing, text, and performance to explore the questions “What is truth?” and “Who is telling the truth?” Regular admission is 100 SEK, and free for everyone on Fridays.
Jenny Nyström was a pioneer in Sweden. She made her profession in children’s book illustrations; one of the first to do so. In this exhibit, about 100 works of Nyström’s appear, ranging from her time at the Academy to some of her last illustrations. This exhibit closes mid-February. General admission to Sven-Harrys is 120 SEK.
Hop on the Tallink Silja Serenade ship from downtown Stockholm and head to Helsinki in Gatsby style! Tickets are 120 SEK per person.
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