18 Jul 2024
What’s on and Where to Go in Stockholm: January
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What’s on and Where to Go in Stockholm: January

Whether you’ve got January blues and need cheering up or whether you’re excited to see what the new year will unfold for you, Stockholm is sure to not disappoint. From Picasso to David LaChapelles, The Hives to Plácido Domingo, dresses from Downton to motorcycles, there’s a huge variety of things to see and do.


MC Mässan

Sweden’s largest motorcycle show has everything to do with motorbikes, scooters and mopeds with demonstrations, test tracks and much more. We also invite visitors to a show with spectacular jumps, fire and smoke. The artists are renowned athletes, top-ranked in the extreme, and they show off their skills to specially composed live music. Prices of tickets include entrance to Stockholm Lifestyle Motor Show at the same venue.

When: Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th January:

Thursday and Friday – 10:00 to 20:00, Saturday 09:00 to 20:00, Sunday 10:00 to 17:00

Where: Stockholmsmässan, Mässvägen 1, 125 30 Älvsjö (pendaltåg: Älvsjö)

Cost: Adult – 160 SEK; Children 7-15 years – 50 SEK  (Note, free admission Thursday & Friday for young people born in 1997 or later); Children 0-6 years free admission

Family (2 adults + 3 children 7-15 years) 350 SEK

Group ticket (at the minimum purchase of 10 tickets) 140 SEK


A Day in the World: Photography Exhibition at Kulturhuset

On May 15 2012, people across the globe took a photograph of their daily lives – home, work, culture, food and community. The exhibition presents 460 images by 431 photographers from 80 countries across all continents. A Day in the World can be seen as a continuation of the project and exhibition “A Day in Sweden” which was shown at the Culture 2003. Although it is not even ten years ago, much has happened – not least through the increased use of mobile phones as cameras. Every fifth picture in the exhibition was taken with a mobile phone.
When: Until 27th January. Check Kulturhuset’s website for opening times as they vary.
Where: Kulturhuset, Sergels torg, Stockholm

Cost: Free


David LaChapelles: Burning Beauty at Fotografiska

David LaChapelles is best known for his glamorous and absurd pictures from the world of fashion, celebrities and models. Fotografiska is showing Lachapelles largest exhibition ever: Burning Beauty, which includes more than 250 works, music videos and film. It is the first, and probably the only time, that Fotografiska fills the whole house with one artist for over three months.

When: ends on Sunday 3rd March 2013

Sun – Weds 09:00 to 21:00; Thur – Sat 09:00 to 23:00

Where: Fotografiska, Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Slussen

Cost: Adult regular Price – 110 SEK, Concessions – 80 SEK, Under 12s – Free


Plácido Domingo in Stockholm

One of the most recognized and most influential opera singers of all time, Plácido Domingo will be coming to Stockholm to move us with his beautiful tenor voice. The concert, originally scheduled for December, has been moved due to private commitments and there are still tickets left. Don’t miss your chance to see the great man himself.

When: Tuesday 15th January 2013 at 19:30

Where: Annexet, Stockholm Globen Arenas, Globentorget 2, 121 27 Stockholm

Cost: 895 to 2495 SEK


The Hives in Concert

The famous Swedish garage rock band perform in their home country, performing in their ever-changing, matching black-and-white suits. The band puts emphasis on their energetic live shows and have been acclaimed by music critics as one of the best live rock bands in current music; it’s your chance to be part of the action. Supported by The Fume.

When: Wednesday 30th January 2013

Where: Circus, Djurgårdsslätten 43-45, 115 21 Stockholm

Cost: Adult regular Price – 110 SEK, Concessions – 80 SEK, Under 12s – Free


Picasso/Duchamp: “He was wrong” at Moderna Museet

The Modern Art Museum pits the giants Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp against each other for the first time in Stockholm. They are often seen as the most influential artists of the 1900s: Picasso, the painter with magic hands who came to personify a modernist painter – Duchamp, the coolly ironic chess genius who questioned painting, turning art into a maze of intellectual games. You can decide for yourself who was wrong or right.

When: ends on Sunday 3rd March 2013

Mon closed, Tues & Fri – 10:00 to 20:00 (Picasso/Duchamp Exhibition closes at 18:00 on Friday), Weds, Thurs, Sat, Sun – 10:00 to 18:00

Where: Moderna Museet, Exercisplan, Skeppsholmen

Cost: Adults: 120 SEK, Concessions: 100 SEK, Under 18s: Free


La Cage aux Folles

The critically acclaimed musical is playing in Stockholm!  Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, it focuses on a gay couple: Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub, and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction, and the farcical adventures that ensue when Georges’s son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancée’s ultra-conservative parents to meet them.

When: Fridays to Sundays throughout January: Check here for various dates to book

Where: Oscarsteatern, Kungsgatan 63, 111 22 Stockholm

Cost: 100-950 SEK


August: A Devilish Exhibition

Sweden’s national bard, presented in a different way! Liljevalchs’ major exhibition about August Strindberg as a man, artist, playwright, debater and alchemist. You are welcome to browse round twelve dramatized rooms with moods and themes from his world and works, designed by Ulla Kassius. The exhibition will include twice-weekly performances of Strindberg’s plays by actors and directors from the Stockholm City Theatre.

When: Until 6th January

Mon closed, Tues & Thurs 11:00 to 20:00; Weds, Fri to Sun 11:00 to 17:00

Where: Djurgårdsvägen 60, 115 21 Stockholm

Cost: Adults: 80 SEK, Concessions: 60 SEK, Under 18s: Free


Epiphany Concert at St Jacob’s Church

Performed by th St. Jacob’s Youth Choir and directed by Mikael Wedar. A program inspired by the three wise men. Traditional Christmas music mixed with noises from some of this century’s most gifted composers. 1 hour long.

When: Sunday 6th January 2013 at 19:30

Where: St Jacobs kyrka, Västra Trädgårdsgatan 2, 111 53 Stockholm

Cost: 56 to 150 SEK


Dress from Downton Exhibition at Hallwylska Museum from 5th October

A new exhibition on the costumes from the popular period drama. It explores the costumes and lifestyle of the upper and lower classes of society during the early 1900s. If you caught the Christmas episode and want to relive all the moments, this is the place for you!

When: Until 6th January. Open from 12:00 to 16:00 Tuesdays – Sundays. Open until 19:00 Wednesday.

Where: Hallwylska museet, Hamngatan 4 ,111 47 Stockholm

Cost: Adults: 70 SEK (100 SEK if you’d like a guided tour included), Children up to 18: Free


Photo Credit: Frank Kehren

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