Christmas is for Queers in Stockholm


By OUTTraveler Editors

Pink Christmas is a much-loved week of events in the Swedish capital and, if you're lucky, you could be part of it.

If you've never heard of Stockholm's Pink Christmas, it's like a winter Pride celebration, with parties, concerts, lectures, and the crowning of a "Pink Lucia."

Pink Christmas Week happens from December 9 - 15 in gay-friendly Stockholm. Aside from the added parties and gatherings, special Christmas markets and "pink offerings" at LGBT bars and clubs make up the week. The crowning of Lucia, or St.Lucia, is an annual Swedish tradition, but it gets a gay twist during Pink Week when a "Pink Lucia" is crowned, followed by a procession through the city.

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