22 May 2024
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YLC’s Christmas Market Picks

With the days getting colder and darker, it’s the perfect time for some glögg and festive cheer from one of the many Christmas markets going on in Stockholm. While the crowds head to the well-known markets at Skansen and Gamla Stan during November and December, we’ve chosen our picks of other wonderful Christmas markets you might […]

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No Stockholm Halloween without Shockholm

Shockholm was back in Kungsträdgården for the 13th edition of Scandinavia’s biggest Halloween parade. The weather may have offered your typical November gloom and darkness, but the Halloween spectacle offered light and joy that brought smiles to the children’s faces. Here are some of our pictures from the Shockholm stage show and costume contest Swords […]

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Celebrating Polish Midsummer in Stockholm: A Vibrant Fusion of Cultures

The picturesque Sjöhistoriska Museum Park came alive with a fantastic celebration as people from various backgrounds gathered to embrace the magic of Midsummer. This annual event aims to integrate the Polish community in Sweden, while also promoting Polish culture to a global audience. With free entry, everyone was welcome to partake in this cultural extravaganza. […]

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In Pictures: Hearts on Fire at Shockholm

The Shockholm Halloween Parade was held at Medborgarplatsen this year (very much hoping for a return to Kungsträdgården next year) and the rain put a bit of damper on the celebrations, but the festivities went on with the Kostume Kontest and the parade itself, as well as some show numbers. As always, the event gave […]

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Getting in the Halloween mood with Shockholm

The Shockholm Halloween parade is taking place once again on the 5th of November. This time it will be held at Medborgarplatsen, and the event will start from 4pm. The costume contest participants will be presented at 5pm and the parade will start at 6pm. Winners are to be presented at 7pm. We went to […]

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Celebrating Halloween In Stockholm

The Celtic festival of Halloween has only really been celebrated in Stockholm since the 1990s, but it has swiftly caught on amongst families and friends. For younger children, the date signifies the much anticipated school break, and is also a very welcome diversion as the nights draw in and the country gets darker. Although Halloween […]

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Join Shockholm 2020 for a virtual Halloween

Oh, the dilemmas people face in the age of Covid: How to put together the 10th anniversary edition of Europe’s largest Halloween festival and parade, if you can’t have a festival or a parade? That is what Bill Schacht had to figure out. He’s been the driving force behind Stockholm’s awesome & gruesome Halloween celebrations […]

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WHAT’S ON STOCKHOLM: March 2020

Hello March, we’ve been waiting for you! Always hoping that this month will bring the blooming of an anticipated spring, lots of events and happenings lining up to take us into bright rides of joy and expectation. Here’s a round up of hand-picked events and experiences for you to glide into spring in style. SEASONAL […]

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Shockholm 2019 Highlights

Scandinavia’s largest Halloween event, the Shockholm parade took place for the 9th time now and brought out thousands of people joining in on the ghoulish fun. Creative performances took place on the stage at Kungsträdgården, including Bollywood dance, live music and acrobatics. After that the crowds joined in a world-first, when the parade actually split […]

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Celebrate Halloween with Shockholm

The most magnificent SHOCKHOLM returns for the 9th time on the 2nd of November. The biggest Halloween event in Scandinavia keeps growing for every year, attraching 7,000 participants last year. So make sure to join in on the scary fun. You can join the parade in your best Halloween costume or just come out and […]

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