Halloween is getting closer and if you grew up with “Trick or Treat”, pumpkins, ghosts and dracula customes, then you wouldn’t miss it for anything in the world, right?
Halloween has been celebrated in Sweden since a few decades ago and it is becoming very popular amoung young people and kids. Even though, this is not a very Swedish tradition, it is a great time to forget the dark and cold and gives some color to the city.
So, If you happen to be in Stockholm during the Halloween weekend, these are some spooky suggestions for you to celebrate it.
- When: November 5 (15:00-19:00)
- Who: Everyone
- Where: Kungsträdgården, Jussi Björlings allé 5, 103 91 Stockholm
- Price: Free
Scandinavia’s largest Halloween parade! It all begun some years ago when Bill Schacht (a New Yorker who missed the excitement of this spooky tradition) decided to do something to warm up the cold and dark days of the Swedish autumn.
“In a city which was already fun and crazy, that night stood out as the best. A million people of all walks of life come together to celebrate: bankers dressed like hippies, hippies dressed like bankers. I noticed this was missing once I moved to Stockholm, and I envisioned the joy a Halloween parade could bring to this beautiful city; but with a mix of good Scandinavian values.” – Bill Schacht (Shockholm)
The parade starts and ends in Kungsträdgården and it goes around the old town (Gamla Stan). Everyone is welcome to join and you can even participate in the contest for the best costume and win a prize.
Have you heard about Herr Storpumpa? This is the world’s largest Halloween pumpkin (not a real one but a very scary one). Since 2014, the Ericsson Globe arena, at the south of Stockholm, has become a giant pumpkin face and give the city more light.
- When: October 29 – November 6 (11:00-15:30)
- Who: Children 0-12
- Where: Spårvägsmuseet, Tegelviksgatan 22, 116 41 Stockholm
- Price: 0 – 2 free, 2 – 6 160 SEK, 7 and up 185 kr, Adults 50 kr (museum fee)
This is another event based on the American-style Halloween. The location is perfect for a terrifying experience because it has everything in one place: custome contest, face painting, treats and candies, magic show, scary track, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treat and this year the event is specially dedicated to the kids and you will also have access to the museum. Buy your tickets here.
- When: October 27 – 29 (17:30, 19:00, 20:30, on Saturday there is an extra walk at 16:00)
- Who: From 15 and up
- Where: Stortorget 3, Gamla Stan, Stockholm
- Price: 255 SEK
If you want to have a mistic experience and learn more about Stockholm’s history, then this is the place to go. The tour guide will take you through the oldest streets of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and during 90 minutes you will hear all about death, murders, sickness and ghosts legends. Get ready to see, feel, smell and taste the city history. Buy your tickets here.
- When: October 29 (16:00)
- Who: From 13 and up
- Where: Gustavsvik, Örebro (2 hours from Stockholm)
- Price: 595 SEK
Probably you have seen apocalyptic zombie movies, but have you ever wonder how does it feel to be in the middle of a zombie attack? Now you can experience it! Run, walk or crawl 6,5 km to escape from these creepy creatures and try to survive the judgment day. If you arrive to the safe zone with your 3 lives, you will get “Survivor”-medal, but if you don’t, you will get the “Infected”-medal. So, what will it be? Buy your tickets here.
- When: November 4 (21:00 – 03:00)
- Who: From 20 and up
- Where: Slakthuset, Slakthusgatan 6, 121 62 Stockholm
- Price: Pre-sale 240 SEK (300 SEK at the door)
A great party for techno, trance and tech house lovers. Famous DJ’s like Rebekah, Cari Lekebusch and Sean Tyas plus Halloween decoration and four different dance floors. Buy your tickets here.
- When: October 31 (22:00 – 03:00)
- Who: From 18 and up
- Where: PURE Nightclub, Birger Jarlsgatan 29
- Price: 100 SEK
One of the best places for a terrifying night where darkness and fear are the highlights. Buy your tickets here.
- When: November 5 (21:00)
- Who: From 18 and up
- Where: En Arena, Palmfeltsvägen 1, 121 62 Stockholm
- Price: Early-birds 210 SEK (Full price 260 SEK)
Get ready for the most amazing show of music, lights and dance in Stockholm. This is a Swedish hard dance event where Hardtrance, Hardstyle and Hardcore will bring you closer to zombies, vampires, unicorns or maybe your worst nightmare during this Halloween night. Buy your tickets here.
So there you have it! No excuses. Get your custome and have a terrifying Halloween!
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