Stockholm During the Fall Season
Summer has definitely left Stockholm and the days are becoming shorter and shorter. Before the Christmas lights come to enchant us, we have to go through the darkness of autumn. But, what to do during this long period? Here are my favorite things to do in Stockholm between September and November:
Halloween in Stockholm
When I think about autumn, Halloween often comes to mind. This year, for the first time, the theme park Gröna Lund will open its doors again after summer. Indeed, between October 27th and November 5th, witches, zombies, and other scary creatures will invade the park to frighten the visitors. If you aren’t keen on rollercoasters but still want to celebrate Halloween, let’s join SHOCKHOLM; Scandinavia’s largest Halloween parade. It will be held in Stockholm on November 4th. The meeting point is at Kungsträdgården. The afternoon begins with games for children as well as a costume contest on the stage of the park. When the sun sets, the parade starts with invading the streets of the old town. An event suitable for the young and the not-so-young.
Stockholm Film Festival
The 28th edition of the Stockholm film festival will take place between November 8th and 19th. It’ll be possible to see movies in their original languages at preview showings. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet directors from all over the world. In 2016, for example, Stéphanie Di Giusto came to present The Dancer, her first film as a director. Francis Ford Coppola also came to get his prize: the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award. The French director François Ozon, who won the Stockholm Visionary Award last year, will be back in 2017 with his new drama film, Amant Double, which was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Don’t miss out on this great selection of international movies!
MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY
When the autumn arrives in Stockholm, it’s usually time for the sun to leave us. If you are in need of warmth and joy, MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY is for you. Till the end of November, Nikos and his family will host the event in their Greek tavern (situated in Tyrol on Djurgården). This place will be the scene of a love story punctuated by ABBA songs: Dancing Queen, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Mamma Mia and many more! During four hours, you will forget the darkness of the autumn and travel to Greece thanks to the show and the Mediterranean food (Greek salad, hummus, tzatziki, garlic-fried octopus, …). A party to be enjoyed with friends and close family.