What’s On in Stockholm: November 2018

Christmas markets are coming out and coziness is on the rise (along with the indoor thermostat!). As the darkness starts creeping in earlier in the day, you may find yourself looking for indoor events. Plan something enlightening with a TEDx event or a trip to a museum. The possibilities this month are abundant, so grab your coat, your gloves, your hat (etc, etc), and discover the city with us!

Here are the best events in Stockholm this November:

Thursday 1st November

Drone at Riksteatern

Start off November with this dance performance that moves between fiction and reality. In this piece, Erik Linghede’s third work, the four dancers are involved in the experimental choreography of Drone. Tickets range from 195 to 245 SEK.


Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th November

J.Lindeberg Sample Sale

Love Scandi minimalism and quality but balk at the price tag? Find some discounted clothes from this great brand! They will have samples as well as items from previous collections. And, of course, it is free to just look…


Saturday 3rd November

Shockholm Halloween Parade

This event is packed with a scary amount of fun! There will be live performances including Ida Gratte, a best costume competitions for dogs, a best costume competition for humans (or vampires, zombies, skeletons, ghosts, and so on), and the parade with more performances on route. There will be food options as well, so come hungry and ready to be spooked.


Tuesday 6th November

Noah Kahan at Nalen

If you missed Noah Kahan at Obaren a few months back, no worries: he’s back in Stockholm. His songs “Hurt Somebody” featuring Julia Michaels and “Young Blood” have taken the world by storm. Tickets are 210 SEK.


Wednesday 7th – Sunday 18th November

Stockholm International Film Festival

This year, there will be about 150 films from over 60 countries presented at Stockholm International Film Festival! Young filmmakers have the opportunity to promote their work in this festival, as a third of the films selected are from directors who have made fewer than three films. The festival also includes quizzes, talks, seminars, and more. Take a peek at the schedule to decide if you want to buy a single ticket or a membership.


Friday 9th – Sunday 11th November

Everything for Health at Stockholmsmässan

Begin your day with yoga, and then continue on a journey of health exploration with lectures and more at this fair. If you attend Everything for Health, the entrance price will also give you admission to Sthlm Food & Wine (same location and dates), and vica versa. Prices vary depending on how many days you wish to attend and the number of activities you choose to participate in.


Sthlm Food & Wine

Food and wine lovers, rejoice! This is the largest food fair in the Nordic region, with nearly 35,000 visitors over two days. Learn about the latest food trends and brands while browsing the stands. There will also be presentations across three stages and many activities for adults and children alike . It takes place at Stockholmsmässan, and your ticket also allows you to enter the Everything for Health fair, located in the same building. Tickets begin at 160 SEK.


Saturday 10th November


Celebrate the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, in Stockholm. The festival features music, dance, and products for sale. If you are a member of the Indo-Swedish Association, entrance is free; otherwise, entrance is 50 SEK (includes coffee, tea, or soda).


Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th November

Winter Show in Kungsträdgården

Are you looking for inspiration on how to be active this winter? The Winter Show is the place to go. Entrance is free, and you may find some deals for winter activities!


Sunday 11th November

Singles Day at Spiritsmuseum

If you’re single and ready to mingle….hit the Spiritmuseum for a Mumm’s champagne tasting followed by a two course lunch. Prices are 240 SEK or 540 SEK, depending on the package you wish to purchase. Sounds like a good way to get cosy this winter.


Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th November

The Swedish Forum for Human Rights at Stockholmsmässan

This year’s theme is “the right to a life free from violence.” The program will explore various aspects of violence as a violation of human rights. Tickets range from 150 SEK to 2082 SEK; the mini-seminars are free.


Saturday 17th November

Roo Panes at Debaser Strand

Roo Panes is a singer from England with a folky sound. He gained his nickname “Roo” from falling in a river as a child, like Roo from Winnie-the-Pooh. Tickets are 165 SEK.


Sunday 18th November

Christmas Market at Steninge Castle Opening Day

The largest indoor traditional Christmas market in Sweden is at Steninge Castle, a stone barn. Entrance to the market is free. It is open every day from Sunday 18th November until Christmas. Go get your merry on, whether you celebrate the holiday or not.


Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th November

Sound of Stockholm

This music festival is a collaboration between experimental music organizations. There will be artists from Europe and the United States. Full festival passes are 360 SEK, with options for partial passes.


Friday 23rd November

Ben Howard at Annexet

Ben Howard is a singer-songwriter who began writing when he was only 11 years old. He was drawn to the surfing community, who encouraged him to pursue his musical talents, and we are so glad that happened! He’s worth a listen. Tickets are 450 SEK.


Saturday 24th November

Winter English Book Fair amd Café at Engelska Kyrkan

Shop hundreds of discounted and pre-loved English-language books at this fair. There will be baked goods, tea, and coffee available for purchase. For children, there will be a treasure hunt and book quizzes. If you’re interested in donating books, get in touch with the Engelska Kyrkan through the link above!


Saturday 24th November

Opening Ceremony for Stockholmsjul in Kungsträdgården

Over a million LED lights will usher in the Christmas season on Saturday afternoon. Enjoy the first sparks of Christmas in Stockholm’s streets for free.


TEDx Stockholm: Wonderland at Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel

A day of insightful talks around the theme of “wonderland.” Part of the fun of the TEDx series is the element of surprise, and the variety of information presented. As the date gets closer, some of the speaker’s names will be announced, although the topics will remain a mystery until the day of the event. The talks will be in English; tickets are 500 SEK. Coffee and food will be available.


Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th November

Christmas Market at Skansen

The first Christmas market weekend at Skansen this year! You’ll find plenty of the classics in these stalls: traditional sausages and cheeses, Christmas decorations, hand-knitted mittens, jams and marmalades, and more!


Sunday 25th November

Vegan Christmas Market at Hermans Restaurant and Garden Café

Come to Stockholm’s 100% vegan Christmas market! There will be approximately ten exclusive sellers at this first time event. Let’s hope it becomes a yearly tradition.


Monday 26th November

Hozier at Annexet

Come watch Hozier, joined by Saint Sister. This Irish singer/songwriter came to fame with his song “Take Me to Church.” He is known for his powerful voice and gospel style. Ticket prices starts at 450 SEK. We can’t wait for this concert!


Wednesday 28th November

Swan Lake at Cirkus

St. Petersburg Ballet will perform the classic Swan Lake, a tale full of magic, tragedy, and love. Tickets range from 590 SEK to 1135 SEK. Be sure to purchase your tickets soon; one of the shows is already sold out!


Wednesday 28th – Thursday 29th November

Amalie Stalheim at Stockholm Concert Hall

Soloist prize winner of 2018, cellist Amalie Stalheim, will be performing Tobias Broström’s cello concerto. Tickets range from 125 to 420 SEK.


Friday 30th November


Listen to TOKI all night long at this rave. If you wish to attend, you must pre-register online. The location will be announced the day of; entrance fee is 200 SEK at the door. Now put on your best neons and get dancing!


Ongoing in November

Thinking Like a Mountain at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde</h2>
In Helene Schmitz’s latest photography exhibit, her photos focus on the extraction of natural resources from Sweden and Iceland. This project, “Thinking Like a Mountain,” is connected to her previous work, “The Forest and Linnaeus Project.” Admission to the Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde Museum is free for those younger than 18 years, 130 SEK for students and seniors, and 150 SEK for adults.


Play a Role at Living History Forum

“Play a Role” is an exhibit about making a difference, about those who choose to act and those who do not, and why your actions do matter. The exhibit will be open until June, and is both powerful and thought-provoking. It is free of charge.


Pandas at Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet

Experience the IMAX® version of Pandas, a film about the panda Qian Qian experiencing nature for the first time, and her bonds with a researcher. A limited amount of English receivers are available. Tickets are 60 SEK for ages 2 through 18, and 120 SEK for adults.


Christmas Cribs from Krakow at the Hallwylska Museum

Beginning Saturday 10th November, Hallwylska Museum is borrowing 36 Christmas cribs from the Historical Museum in Krakow. The museum in Krakow has arranged a competition each year since 1937 to construct the most beautiful Christmas cribs, inspired by the city itself. This exhibit will have an entrance fee, although most of the Hallwylska Museum is free of charge.


If you’re a business or organisation that would like us to add your event to next month’s calendar, please contact us at hello [@] scandinaviastandard [dot] com. Thank you!


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Vivian Tracy

Vivian Tracy is a recent graduate from Occidental College, currently living in Stockholm. Follow her on Instagram @vivels.