What’s on in Gothenburg

This is not a list of every event in Gothenburg. Instead, we’ve cherry picked what’s on: the most interesting events, of all types and sizes, and probably off your radar. Until now…


1 December – Invigning av Världslitteraturhuset! @Gamlestaden

World Literature House opens with a kick-off event including: music, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, children's theatre, renaissance dance and competitions.

5 December – @thisisgburg party @Boca Boca

Ok, so we might be a little bias. BUT we’re having a party at Boca-Boca. And you really don’t want to miss it!

7 December – Christmas Market @Natural History Museum

Arts, crafts and food at Gothenburg’s Natural History Museum.

13-20 December – A Christmas Story @Göteborgs Operan

The classic story written by Charles Dickens will be performed on five dates in the run-up to Christmas.

15 December – Julmarknad (Christmas Market) @Värt

The theme for this year’s market is: sustainability and crafts made with a vegan or feminist approach.

15 December – Underjorden Klingar @Kulturtemplet

A festival highlighting our fundamental need to slow down and focus inwards and beyond.

18 December – Göteborg Open Stage - 5-årskalas! @Pustervik

An open stage for a variety of performances: stand-up comedy, music, dance, spoken word. Celebrating it’s fifth birthday, after the performances, the party continues with a DJ.

25 December – My dog likes a minimal Christmas @Boca Boca

All I want for Christmas is some minimal/deep/tech house, free entry and somewhere to dance.

31 December – True Love @Auktionsverket Kulturarena

Three course meal and singing in the new year at Gothenburg’s balladklubb.

For the big annual events and festivals happening in Gothenburg – read this article.


This Is Gothenburg [2018]


Image creds: Erik Soderström