City Hall walk and visit
Every Saturday in September
This guided tour (in English and Italian) takes you to one of the city's most famous Metro stations, as well as the city's stunning City Hall. You'll hear how the city turned into a modern metropolis before ending the walk in Stockholm's shopping district. Meeting point is at Opera House at 9:30 a.m.
Idomeneo, re di Creta
September 6-20, 2014
This Mozart opera tells the story of king Idomeneo trying to get out of a deal with the gods. The show happens at the Drottningholms slottsteater opera house.
Lady Gaga's artRave
September 30, 2014
The ARTPOP ball hits the Ericsson Globe, aka The Globe, at the end of September. The Gaga show is a perfect excuse to check out The Globe, one of Stockholm's most amazing pieces of architecture.
The Stockholm Open
October 11-19, 2014
This exclusive tennis tournament touches down at the Kungliga Tennishallen in mid-October. Last year's event featured many beautiful players, including strapping Bulgarian winner Grigor Dimitrov.
Stockholm International Film Festival
November 5-16, 2014
This respected film fest celebrates its 25th year in 2014. The glamorous gathering brings Hollywood excitement to the Swedish capital for 10 days of screenings, awards, and parties.
Video Games Live
November 7, 2014
This trippy concert captures all the beeps and boops of games like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Halo, et al. The Stockholm Concert Orchestra leads this fun evening at the legendary Globe theater.
Stroll through Old Town
Stockholm's original quarter is an absolute delight during the Christmas season. The smell of gingerbread cookies and mulled wine fills the air, while Christmas decorations make the neighborhood look like a picture book from childhood.
New Year's Eve in Stockholm
December 31, 2014
Celebrate 2015 with fireworks at City Hall—then take a stroll along the adjacent walking path—or head to the Södermalm district if you want to party.
Power Games: A Costume Drama at the Royal Armory
Running until January 4, 2015
This exhibit—at Sweden's oldest museum—showcases entertainment's take on the past, looking at how Game of Thrones, and movies about Queen Elizabeth and Eric XIV present history.
The Age of the Raptors
Until January 11, 2015
Stockholm's Natural History Museum looks at the eradication campaign against birds of prey that was pushed by the Swedish government in the 1700s and 1800s, and how the birds managed to survive and prosper.
The Nordic Experience
Begins February 14, 2015
This three-hour guided walk will immerse you in Swedish food, with stops at more than half-a-dozen restaurants. Tour given in English and Swedish.
Ice Skating at Kungstradgarden
Until March 2015
This outdoor ice rink features live music and kiosks with hot and cold treats. Best part: it's free!