November is that time of the year many regard as dark, but funnily enough, Stockholm gives us many sparkly and enlightened ways to have fun and keep our minds away from the gloomy weather conditions. Such as the Stockholm Film Festivals, where stars of the movie world shine on the red carpets of the city’s cinemas and the light of the projectors on the screens takes us to worlds we have only dreamed of. Stockholm itself also starts glittering, when the streets are dressed with the Christmas decorations. No, this is not a dark time, it’s a time to see the light in different shapes.
Here are some of the glittering events you should not miss this month!
Everybody is welcomed to this year’s opening of #Stockholmsjul with the launch of the Christmas lights in Stockholm City 2019.
In addition to the launch of one million LED lights on over 40 streets, places and squares, the city will offer wonderful Christmas atmosphere. Do not miss the premiere walk of this year’s Christmas lights!
When: 16 November
The Christmas market at Skansen has been a yearly tradition since 1903. The market square is filled with food, treats and decorations and the bonfires are lit. All the historical houses and farmsteads are decorated and in the town quarters you can meet skilled craftsmen. There will be craft demonstrations and live music in the buildings where the tables are also set for Christmas dinner. Young and old can participate in dancing around the Christmas tree and make their own Christmas decorations in the workshop.
When: 30 November
Cost: 60SEK – 140SEK
For the second year in a row, Herman’s is holding a 100% vegan Christmas market, filled to the brim with delicious treats, healthy products, artworks, books and much more!
When: 30 November
Where: Hermans Restaurang & Trädgårdscafé
Enjoy great flavours with close friends. Join the best tasting event in the Nordics.
When: 8-10 November
Cost: 150-200SEK for one day, 250-280SEK for two days, children free
Swing by A-House on Saturday 9th of November to meet your favourite Swedish Roasters, try your hand and some cutting edge coffee tech, and enjoy a great time with fellow coffee lovers.
When: 9 November
Where: A house Stockholm
The Bristol trio ELDER ISLAND delivers a fantastic mix of dream pop and techno where mpc beats meet a myriad of synth, guitar, bass and cello.
When: 7 November
Renowned Israeli jazz bassist and composer Avishai Cohen returns to Stockholm along with a newly released record and a new trio! This time for a unique concert in one of the most pleasing stages in the city, Berwaldhallen.
When: 24 November
Cost: 295SEK – 495SEK
Between the 6th and the 17th of November, the 2019 Stockholm International Film Festival screens around 150 films from over 60 countries in the city’s cinemas and arranges quizzes, parties, seminars, Face2Face and more.
We have put together a guide with the films that are a MUST SEE at this year’s festival, including the best of the best from every film genre and you can find it here.
When: 6-17 November
Where: The festival takes place in the following cinemas: Skandia, Drottninggatan 82. Filmhuset, Borgvägen 1. Park, Sturegatan 18. Zita, Birger Jarlsgatan 37. Sture, Birger Jarlsgatan 41. Bio Rio, Hornstulls strand 3. Capitol, St. Eriksgatan 82.
Cost: Ordinary ticket: 100 SEK. Red Carpet ticket: 150 SEK. Capitol: 120 SEK. Day ticket: 70 SEK (valid Mon–Fri before 3:00pm). Red Carpet Deluxe: 160-500 SEK
This autumn Love Lundell will present a new series of works in the exhibition Sentimentally Yours, Red Forest at Wetterling Galllery. The series is about times of transition, the period between childhood and adulthood. Memories of sexual awakening and places connected to these memories. Or the emotion of being trapped in this stage of transition.
When: Opening Reception 7 November. Reception stays open the rest of the month.
Where: Wetterling Gallery
Several of Sweden’s most interesting artists interpret Stockholm in their own way. Pia Erlandsson, Richard Vakil, Marika Lang, Maria Krull, Henry Bronett, BG Karlsson, Carolina Bååth, Viktoria Tikhomirova, Gunnel Wennberg
Large opening day Saturday 9 November 12-17 pm at Birkagatan 28 B.
When: 9-14 November
Where: Nordic Art
Find out more about upcoming events in our Events Calendar.