Winter Festivals in Stockholm

Seasonal fairs and winter festivals in Stockholm

If you’re heading to Stockholm this winter, Lola A. Åkerström suggests planning your trip around these winter festivals and fairs in Stockholm.

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Editor’s Note – This article will be continually updated each year to reflect current seasonal fairs and winter festivals in Stockholm. Last updated – February 6, 2019

Below are the most popular winter festivals worth checking out during the winter months. For ongoing concerts, celebrations, and seasonal activities each day, check out our “What’s On” events page for up-to-date events and winter festivals in Stockholm.

January

Balkan New Film Festival

A festival dedicated to the latest film productions from the Balkan region. All pictures are provided with English subtitles.

Date: 30 January 2019

Website: www.baneff.com


February

Stockholm Design Week

Hot off the heels of Formex in early February, the city ushers in “Stockholm Design Week” – a full week dedicated to broader Scandinavian design trends with exhibitions of new productions, stage shows organized by designers, and various interactive design experiments which are held all over town.

Dates: 4-10 February 2019

Website: www.stockholmdesignweek.com

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

Running parallel to Stockholm Design Week is also Stockholm Furniture Fair & Northern Light Fair which focuses on contemporary and accessible Scandinavian home furnishings and lighting systems as well as designs for public spaces. The fair spotlights the work of hundreds of designers, publishes its two-year Interior Trends report with design predictions, and also has a Greenhouse section which showcases new talent and emerging designers.

Dates: 5-9 February 2019

Website: www.stockholmfurniturefair.com

Food and Wine Festival

Johan Lidby Vinhandel brings in more than 33 international wine producers in one place at the same time to give attendees opportunities to learn about and taste over 150 different wines.

Date: 16 February 2019

Website: www.vinfestivalen.com

Sewing & Crafts Festival

The Sewing & Crafts Festival brings together lovers of textiles, sewing, stitching, and knitting. The fair’s exhibitors and workshops cover themea such as sewing, knitting, jewelry making, quilt and patchwork, crochet, needlework, weaving and lacemaking.

Dates: 15-17 February 2019

Website: www.syfestivalen.se


March

Fotomässan

Fotomässan is a meeting place for amateur and professional photographers. Over three days, visitors can experience an expo filled with inspiration, product information, photo exhibitions, as well as interesting seminars and talks.
Dates: Not taking place in 2019

Website: www.fotomassan.se

Korv Festivalen

Three days to taste, enjoy, and savor the varied flavors of sausages. If there is one thing Swedes love, it’s kore! Located in the Munich Brewery in the center of Stockholm, the 2019 festival will be the fifth annual Korv Fest.

Dates: 8-10 March 2019

Website: http://korvfestivalen.se/

Blue House Youth Jazz Festival

Musicians of the future will gather at this three-day festival aimed at students and teachers in big bands and jazz ensembles at the country’s all cultural schools, aesthetic upper secondary schools, folk high schools and music colleges.

Dates: 22-24 March 2019

Website: https://www.konserthuset.se/program-och-biljetter/skolutbud/blue-house-youth-jazz-festival/


April

Temporary Exhibition at the ABBA Museum

Go behind the scenes of the latest ABBA movie, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! at the temporary exhibition at the ABBA Museum located on Djurgården in Stockholm.

Website: https://ticketing.abbathemuseum.com/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?cg=english&c=abba

Supermarket Art Fair - Phtography by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Do you know of any other cool winter festivals in Stockholm? Please share with us below.

Author: Lola A. Åkerström

Lola Akinmade Åkerström is an award-winning writer, photographer, and travel blogger, and is also the Founder/Editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm. Her photography is represented by National Geographic Creative. She tweets at @LolaAkinmade.

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