Things to do in Stockholm in January 2018

January 3, 2018 • 2 min read

There are two ways to look at January; that boring month after Christmas and New Year’s, or a fresh start. We choose the later! Here’s what we are planning to do in Stockholm in January 2018.

Vårsalongen – The Spring Salon at Liljevalchs
For a couple of years, the art hall of Liljevalchs, at Djurgården, has been closed for renovations. Just in time for the yearly exhibition “The Spring Salon”, the original building opens up its doors again. The art at the Spring Salon is always made by the public: artists get to apply to be part of the exhibition and this year 137 artists were adopted (out of 2423 applicants). The age span this year stretches from 19 to 93. From 12th of January til’ 25th of March, you can visit this exhibition at Liljevalchs, at Djurgårdsvägen 60. Read more about the tradition at Liljevalch’s website.

Formex – The biggest interior design fair of the country
From the 17th to 20th of January, you can indulge in Nordic interior design at Stockholmsmässan. The fair Formex have 900 exhibitors and around 23000 visitors every year, making it the biggest in the Nordic region. Tickets can be bought here.

Try new tastes at Salam Pakistan
For one day and one day only, you can challenge your taste buds at the one-day festival Salam Pakistan in Kungsträdgården. The festival will have tastes from every province in Pakistan. Read more about the festival at Salam Pakistan’s website.

Embrace the cold weather
Stop complaining, let’s get warm instead! January is the perfect time to embrace the cold and go on fun Winter activities. Before January is over and done with, we want to check-off ice-skating at Vasaparken. The rink is open 8-21 on working days and 10-21 on weekends. If you need to rent skates, we suggest you head to Kungsträdgården instead.