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The Stockholm City Hall Tower with its spire adorned with three golden crowns are seen in the foreground of this aerial image of central Stockholm at night in winter, with several islands and waterways seen from above

Photo: Ola Ericson

Categories: Tourist attractions

New Year's Eve in Stockholm

Publish date: 29 December 2021

Out with the old, in with the new. Here are some ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Stockholm.

The end of a different and trying year will hopefully be the start of a new bright one. New Year's Eve 2021 will still be a different one than we're used to. The City of Stockholm will for example not hold any official celebration this year. There will be other public celebrations and parties though, like the beloved New Year's Eve at Skansen Open-air Museum and a New Year's concert at the Royal Opera House. And if you'd prefer to celebrate surrounded by the Stockholm archipelago Strömma offers a New Year's Cruise and Djurönäset holds a New Year Gala.

Watching fireworks in Stockholm

At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, the sky over Stockholm transforms into a tapestry of dazzling colors and crackling fireworks. If you happen to find yourself in the central parts of Stockholm and want a good view of the celebrations, there are several great viewpoints. Some of the most popular are:

  • Skinnarviksberget
  • Fjällgatan
  • Monteliusvägen
  • Vita Bergen
  • Mosebacketerassen
  • Vanadislunden

Attractions that are open on New Year's Eve/New Year's Day

If you're hoping to do some sightseeing during the New Year's weekend, you're in luck. Many of Stockholm's most popular museums and tourist attractions are actually open. Either on New Year's Day, Eve, or both!
Please note, all opening hours are subject to change.

The ABBA Museum
New Year's Eve: 10:00 – 17:00
New Year's Day: 10:00 – 18:00

Artipelag
New Year's Eve: 11:00-15:00
New Year's Day: 11:00-17:00

Cosmonova
New Year's Eve: 10:15-17:00
New Year's Day: 10:15-17:00

Drottningholm's Palace
New Year's Eve: 12:00-16:00
Nyårsdagen: 12:00-16:00

Economy Museum
New Year's Eve: Closed
Nyårsdagen: 11:00-17:00

The Butterfly House and Haga Ocean
New Year's Eve: 10:00-16:00
New Year's Day: 10:00-16:00

Fotografiska
New Year's Eve: 10:00-23:00
New Year's Day: 10:00-23:00

The Swedish History Museum
New Year's Eve: Closed
New Year's Day: 11:00-17:00

Junibacken
New Year's Eve: 10:00-17:00
New Year's Day: 10:00-17:00

Kulturhuset
New Year's Eve: 12:00-16:00
New Year's Day: Closed

The Royal Palace
New Year's Eve: 10:00-16:00
New Year's Day: 10:00-16:00

Millesgården
New Year's Eve: 11:00-17:00
New Year's Day: 11:00-17:00

Swedish Museum of Natural History
New Year's Eve: 10:00-18:00
New Year's Day: 10:00-18:00

Nordiska Museet
New Year's Eve: 10:00-17:00
New Year's Day: 10:00-17:00

Prins Eugen's Waldemarsudde
New Year's Eve: Closed
New Year's Day: 11:00-17:00

Skansen Open-Air Museum
New Year's Eve: 10:00-15:00 (closed 15-20, but opens again during the evening) 20-00
New Year's Day: 10:00-16:00

The Woodland Cementary
New Year's Eve: Open
New Year's Day: Open

SkyView
New Year's Eve: 10:00-16:00
New Year's Day: Closed

The National Museum of Science and Technology
New Year's Eve: 10:00-15:00
New Year's Day: 10:00-15:00

Tom Tits Experiment
New Year's Eve: 10:00-15:00
New Year's Day: 10:00-17:00

The Viking Museum
New Year's Eve: 11:00-17:00
New Year's Day: 11:00-17:00

The Vasa Museum
New Year's Eve: 10:00-15:00
New Year's Day: 10:00-17:00

Scandinavian Ice Adventure
New Year's Eve: 10:00-19:00
New Year's Day: 10:00-22:00

Kungsträdgården's Ice Skating Rink (rental shop)
New Year's Eve: 10:00-20:00
New Year's Day: 10:00-20:00

Don't forget to keep your distance from other people and avoid large crowds if possible.