Set in the city's large Kungsträdgården, the outdoor rink is busy all winter long. There is live music and stands with hot drinks and other treats. The skating is free, so bundle up in your warmest clothes and plan an outing with family and friends. Rates for renting skates: Adults SEK50, Children SEK20.
The Skansen Christmas Market is an annual open-air holiday market. It is a long-standing Swedish tradition and one of the biggest and most impressive in the country. What started in 1903 as a modest fair has blossomed into a wonderful display of traditional Swedish crafts and decorations, toys, food, music and winter treats. Enjoy the carols while trying the famous Swedish "glogg," a hot and savory mulled wine. Saturday and Sunday only.
Stockholm City Theatre (Stockholms Stadsteater)November 25, 2014
Stockholm, 103 27
No, some guy in a beret and a black polo shirt will not enter the stage and read some incoherent phrases here. Instead, as always, a nice jumble of performance poetry, dub poetry and dance is to be expected at Stockholms Poesifestival (Stockholm Poetry festival). Jamaican Jean 'Binta' Breeze and Danish Suzanne Brögger are two of the performers. Swedes Bob Hansson and Peter Walhbeck will show up too. The venues change each year, so keep yourself tuned in.
Born in the New York no-wave scene of the early 1980s, Swans is a post punk band led by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. Though the band remained a well kept secret of the underground music scene, the group went on to influence several experimental and art rock groups in the subsequent decades. With spooky instrumentals and baneful vocals, Swans creates an extremely menacing style of music that has been kept alive by its cult-like following. Though the band has experienced a large amount of line up changes and even broke up in 1997, Swans reformed in 2010 and began to once again spread its no wave sound to a new generation of fans.