Local | Invitation to the inauguration of #Stockholmsjul 2015

By on November 20, 2015

On Saturday inaugurated this year #Stockholmsjul a Swedish Christmas tradition with a modern twist. Listen to the choirs singing Christmas carols and see Darin, Molly Sandén and Benjamin Ingrosso perform. When the Christmas lights lit around the City presented for the first time the melody #Stockholmsjul. Warm welcome!

Time: Saturday 21 November at 14:30 to 15:30

Location: Sergels Torg

#Stockholmsjul is entering its fifth year and 85 percent appreciate this Christmas tradition that brings light, joy and warmth. This year you meet both old favorites and some news. Sergels Torg get a light curtain and a modern Christmas market tradition. Christmas lights on Vasagatan extended until Tegelbacken Brunkebergstorg and natural Christmas tree at Stureplan receive new lighting.

– Now, we lit up Stockholm. Christmas lights are a way to create an enjoyable holiday spirit and through the good cooperation between the city and the business we can spread light and joy across Stockholm, said Finance Commissioner Karin Wanngård inaugurating this year’s #Stockholmsjul.

This holiday season the city is decorated with 710,708 energy-efficient Christmas lights on 35 streets, squares and markets.

Stockholm continues to work with better and more energy-efficient lighting to increase the perceived security and to light up the city during the dark winter months. There is also money that districts can apply to extend the Christmas lights in the outer city, says Daniel Helldén.

With energy-efficient lighting it costs 747 kronor per day to keep the Christmas lights on.

Led lighting shows how technological developments make it possible to do more with less, says Birgitta Resvik, director of community relations at Fortum.

Last year’s success, the elks on Nybroplan is back and you can see angels, stars and reindeer, to name a few of the bright decorations. Best way to experience Christmas lights are going light promenade or one of the shorter routes.

This year, the melody #Stockholmsjul is launched that is composed by Stephan Berg and Ingela Pling Forsman and recorded with Tommy Körberg.

The goal is for Stockholm to become one of Europe’s best Christmas destinations. Our unique and authentic Christmas lights and Christmas market is a large and important step in that direction, says Per Eriksson, CEO of City i Samverkan.

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