12 Jul 2024
Time to inaugurate Stockholm’s Christmas
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Time to inaugurate Stockholm’s Christmas

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Stockholm’s Christmas will be inaugurated in Kungsträdgården on Saturday 12 November at 15:00. An annual and loved tradition where many gather to welcome Christmas to the city of Stockholm.

For the first time since 2019, finally everyone is invited to a live inauguration on the main stage in Kungsträdgården. There will be opening speeches and lovely Christmas music to set the mood. The program starts at 15:00 and at 15:30 the Christmas lights are switched on simultaneously in over 40 central streets and squares in Stockholm.

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Photo by Karen Lundquist

Stockholm Christmas

Stockholm Christmas is a collaborative project between City i Samverkan, the city of Stockholm and the property owners that was started in 2011 to develop the Christmas lighting in Stockholm City. In the dark of winter, the Christmas lighting has an important function in creating comfort, security and a commercial appeal for businesses in Stockholm’s city centre. Today it is one of Europe’s most cohesive Christmas lighting projects with over 40 decorated streets and squares. Thanks to joint efforts, we create a modern Christmas with traditions and together build Stockholm as a Christmas destination even stronger.

This year’s Christmas lights are on from 12 November until after christmas. In view of the current circumstances, the Christmas lights will be somewhat limited by being switched off at night on weekdays, which results in a 30 percent energy saving. The Christmas lights are very important for visitors’ well-being and security experience in Stockholm City.

Just like in previous years, there is a map of streets and squares with Christmas lights and decorations. The map is for those who want to experience and enjoy Stockholm Christmas and can be picked up at a number of different locations in Stockholm City and on the website stockholmsjul.se

Visitor survey

Every year Stockholmsjul conducts a visitor survey where roughly 1,500 visitors are interviewed during the month of December. The survey carried out in 2021 showed that 96% of Stockholmers believe that the Christmas lights are important for the whole of Stockholm as a Christmas destination and 86% recommend a visit to others to experience the cozy Christmas atmosphere in Stockholm City.

The website stockholmsjul.se is continuously updated with information about the opening and Christmas activities.

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