Christmas holidays & New Year’s in Malmö


Will you spend Christmas and/or New Years’s Eve in Malmö this year? Good choice! In Sweden’s third city, with everything close at hand, it is just as easy to find activities for everyone in late December as a memorable party when it comes to embracing 2023.

Should the snow be absent (that happens…), there is always Malmö Folkets Park as a mood saver. Right up until February 26, the large city park is dressed in a lavish, playful and cozy winter décor. Take the opportunity to borrow skates and get out on the ice to the rhythm of the music. Or a skateboard, for winter skating in the horse riding stable? Free of charge ‘tis, all of it!

But of course, those who prefer a good deal to skating have no problems passing the time. The After Christmas Sales in lit-up Malmö city and in popular shopping hubs such as Emporia and Mobilia begin on December 26 and continue without interruption except for New Year’s Day.

“Cultourists” are welcomed into the warmth of Malmö MuseumsModerna Museet MalmöMalmö KonsthallFunnys ÄventyrForm/Design CenterFalsterbo Photo Art Museum and other oases. A special adventure will take place at Malmö Opera between 31 December and 8 January, with Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker being performed by the Danish Tivoli Ballet. And its scenography and costumes are signed by none other than… Denmarks’s Queen Margrethe. Fairy-talish? You bet!

The new year is of course greeted with magnificent fireworks. A good way to make sure you see them well – or ”just” all of Malmö – is to visit floor number 25 at the Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live. Here, the Kitchen & Table restaurant serves lunch, dinner, cocktails and champagne on the very last day of 2022. In the afternoon, a sparkling New Year’s concert is held by the Malmö Symphony Orchestra in the Malmö Live Concert Hall, and in the evening, Eatery Social Taqueria, another of the hotel’s restaurants, serves a New Year’s dinner with an unmistakable ¡Feliz Año Nuevo! touch to it. Further good prospects for both food + view + party can be found at the Asian gem Kasai in the Sky, at the top of Story Hotel. The lifestyle hotel MJ’s festive New Year’s celebrations are expressed in three different packages, with everything from just an overnight stay and bubbles to New Year’s dinner, a late breakfast and an extra night between the sheets.

“…now’s the time for us to say… happy new year, happy new year!…” 

Jullov i Folkets park i Malmö