The end of October already!? The clocks have gone back, the weather is getting chillier, the leaves are nearly all gone – but it also means it’s time to get Spooky! Halloween weekend means parties, costumes, candy, and scaring the pants off friends and family.
Probably the best Ghost Walk in Stockholm!! A walk steeped in history and stories of legends, diseases, murders and of course, ghosts. Do you dare to come along?
When: next walk 29th October, 18:45
Where: tour starts from Järntorget in Gamla Stan
Cost: Adult 200 SEK (15 years +) and Child 100 SEK (7-14 years)
All women are daughters of someone. Lisen Stibecks photo suite portrays girls and women between 16 and 25 years from different countries, continents and walks of life. They come from different countries and have different social backgrounds. Yet they have much in common, not least that they have not yet closed the door to the world of shifting identities that we have so close to during childhood. The future is still uncertain, their identity is still defined as much by their dreams that the actual – often cruel – a reality in which they live.
When: October 29th, 2014 – January 18th, 2015
Cost: Normal entry fee 120 SEK
The Ice Hockey season is upon us. Check out the fast and furious local sport of ice hockey.
When: next match 30 October, 19:00
Where: Hovet, Stockholm
Cost: 120 – 225 SEK
An innovative yoga and dance event hosting the most inspiring, experienced and knowledgeable teachers in yoga, dance and meditation. The program offers a wide variety of workshops in various forms of yoga, dance and movement. The traditional and established technologies are represented and also the younger innovative shapes. The level will be from beginners to those more experienced.
When: Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November
Where: Balettakademien / The Ballet Academy, Birger Jarlsgatan 70
Cost: Adult 1.950 SEK. Youth (18 and below) and Elder (65+) costs 1.250 SEK
58 artists. 7 stages. 2 days. 1 Venue. Red Bull Music Academy Weekender returns to the Swedish capital with a pulsating weekend festival at Stockholm’s legendary concert theater; Södra Teatern.
When: starts Friday 31st October
Where: Södra Teatern
Cost: 295-550 SEK
Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. A Winter harvest of Celtic theater, music, poetry and dance.
When: Friday 31st October, 20:00
Where: Stallet Folk & Världsmusik
Cost: 100-150 SEK
Karin Ericson, Sara Galan and DJ Sonic have initiated a dance workshop on Saturday to raise money for plastic gloves and disinfectants for the campaign #ebolafreegambia. Organizers are #DancersAgainstRacism along with the House of Shapes. No registration but entry SEK 150 or more. If you do not want to dance you can still contribute. All proceeds will go to #ebolafreegambia
When: Saturday, 1st November at 16-18
Where: House of Shapes, Hornsgatan 103
Cost: 150 SEK
Mo Bros and Mo Sistas register to grow or support during Movembers mustache for 30 days, while they collect money and spread awareness of men’s health. Find out more ways you can get involved on.
When: 1st November
A day of reflection on and celebration of the lives of the dead. During this time, families commemorate loved ones who have passed on by gathering together for a large meal and visiting graves, decorating the headstones with candles, wreaths and jars of flowering heather. As night falls, graveyards across the country are aglow with twinkling candles and lanterns, creating a sea of light.
When: Saturday 1st November
Where: any cemetary – try Skogskyrkogården
Come to Hammarbybacken to watch crazy mountain bikers speed, slid and tumble their way down the local ski slope. Minus the snow. It’s not as serious as it might seem – so everyone can join in, beginners and experienced.
When: Sunday 2nd November
Cost: free to watch, 20 SEK to enter
This is a non scary halloween event for young kids. Varied activities for varied ages. Games, treats, costume contest, pumpkin carving, face painting, and much more along with everything the museum has to offer!
When: October 18th to November 9th. Daily from 11-16.
Where: Spårvägsmuseet, Stockholm
Cost: 150 kr age 2-12 (includes 1/2 kilo free candy atGodisbolaget stores, museum entrance, and 25% VAT). 50 kr adults (Normal museum fee). Free under 2
Come and dance on the autumn break! A journey of discovery including masks, dolls and costumes from near and far. Worldwide dancing is a program where kids get a short tour of Rolf The Mares Dance Museum , watch movie with dancing from all over the world and last but not least, try some simple dance steps. Duration: about 60 minutes. For children 4-10 years.
When: Tuesday 28th October – Saturday 1st November, at 14:00
Cost: 80 SEK (40 SEK for siblings and free admission for accompanying adult), drop-in.
Comic Con is the place to be for anyone who loves movies, tv series, comic books and gaming. Open to everyone to visit.
When: For four days, on the 30th October – 2nd of November 2014
Where: Kistamässan AB, Torshamnsgatan 18
Cost: 150 – 490 SEK
Take the kids along to Skansen this week and check out the spooky side of this open air museum. Every day this week you can look for ghosts in the Ghost Town or protect yourself from ghouls by making a talisman at the Spooky Handicraft workshop.
When: Wed-Sun, 29 October to 2 November
Where: situated on the island of Djurgården in the middle of Stockholm.
Cost: Adult 100 sek, Group 80 sek, Children 6-15 years 60 sek
Pre Parade Party at Kungsträdgården, 15:00 to 17:00 for best costume awards entries. The Parade starts at Kungsträdgården at 17:00. Dress up (or not) and everyone is welcome to join in. Bring your candy and your candy buckets!
When: Saturday 1st November
Did you know that there are 85 museums in Stockholm? Most of their websites have an English version. Here are 5 more for you to explore:
1. Haga Parkmuseum
2. Hallwylska Museet / Hallwyl Museum
3. H M Konungens Hovstall / Royal Stables
4. Historiska Museet / Swedish History Museum
5. Judiska Museet i Stockholm / Jewish Museum in Stockholm
Have a super weekend!