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 19, 2018

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.


Second Edition — festival for other music

A festival for international experimental music at interesting locations such as the site of Sweden’s first nuclear reactor 25 meters underground, the German Church in Gamla stan, as well asFylkingen, Stockholm’s premier venue for edgy sounds.


Formex – Largest Nordic interior design fair

Starting with the largest Nordic interior design fair in January, Formex is a trade fair which brings together over 850 exhibitors, 25,000 visitors and over 800 media representatives.Formex takes place every January and August, and spotlights new and cutting-edge products, opportunities and inspirational designs within the interior décor industry.



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.


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.


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.


Balkan New Film Festival

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


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.




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.

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Supermarket Art Fair

Supermarket – Stockholm’s largest independent art fair celebrating indie artists. With over 85 exhibitors participating from 30 countries, the event has grown over the last decade to become arguably the largest international art fair in the Nordics. From visual artists, sculptors, mixed media artists, and photographers to radio and TV art personalities and DJs, Supermarket aims to spotlight galleries run by independent artists themselves

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Supermarket Art Fair - Phtography by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

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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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