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Katja and Gunn (Club KG, Swedish Dyke Vibes) presents the big New Year’s Eve party in Stockholm!
3 Course dinner – 15 Dragqueens – dragshows – confetti – glitter – Swedish Dyke Vibes – GOD SAVE THE QUEER adn much more!
The big New Year’s Eve Pary at Debaser Medis>>

Clean New Years Eve

Clean Group presents the most glamorous party of the year – 2013 NEW YEAR’S PARTY. Celebrate the new year at Operaterrassen.
2013 NEW YEAR’S PARTY>>

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FFP New Years Eve
The New Years Eve Masquerade Ball! – Nalen Ballroom – 3 Course dinner – dinner show – then an extravagant party and show with international stars. FFP is Sweden’s most renowned Burlesque and Cabaret Club. Nalen, a vintage Jazz ballroom in the heart of Stockholm, hosts the club. The New Year Masquerade Ball at Nalen>>

For all events and parties visit www.qx.se/gaymap/stockholm

Each year the editors of Monocle selects 50 things from their travels the past year that they felt were exceptional.  This year Monocle has awarded Arlanda Express in Stockholm the second place on the list for being the best taxi to train set up. Congratulations!

To and from the airports

Arlanda Express, a partner of the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network, is the fastest way into town from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. It only takes 20 minutes from the airport to the Central Station in Stockholm. It’s also by far the most environmentally friendly way.

www.arlandaexpress.com

Our Swedish traditions are intimately connected to the seasons and the light. Swedish Midsummer is celebrated in the summer, when sunlight never really fades. And now, when sunlight is scarce, Lucia and her maidens of light conquer the winter darkness with candles and carols.

We celebrate Lucia today, on December 13. Lucia and her maidens come before dawn, shedding light on the darkness, and Lucia wears white and a crown of candles on her head. She and her maidens sing traditional Lucia songs and serve a breakfast of glögg (sweet, mulled red wine), saffron-flavored buns and gingerbread cookies. Visitors can take part in the Lucia tradition, and the main celebration is the coronation of Sweden’s Lucia at Skansen. Lucia concerts are held in churches throughout Stockholm.

If you want to get the goosebumps we recommend the Lucia concert at Friends Arena. The concert will consist of more than 1400 singing children and youths, accompanied by a live orchestra. Please note that the concert will take place on Saturday December 15.

More on Christmas in Stockholm>>

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There’s a lot of things going on this week, all in the spirit of Pink Christmas!

Rainbow Mass, Pink Chanukah, Mixed Leather Xmas…

Download the program for Pink Christmas>>

ILGA WORLD CONFERENCE – DECEMBER 10-16 IN STOCKHOLM.

RFSL, the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights, is the host organization for the ILGA World 2012 Conference. The theme of the conference is “Global Rights, Global Respect”.

Visit www.ilga2012.org for more information!

 

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Thanks to all of you who voted for Stockholm as Style Capital in NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice Awards!
Other nominees were Brooklyn, Paris, Tokyo, Instanbul and Berlin. Guess what? We won! 

Logo’s NewNowNext.com today announced the winners of its fourth annual travel awards.  The newly-named “NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice” honors the best of the most stylish, most exciting and hottest destinations and travel services of tomorrow.  Staying on the pulse of tomorrow’s trends today, several new categories were added to this year’s list including “Bossest Beach” and “Critical Event.”

Logo appointed a nominating panel of global travel experts to determine what destinations, hotels, airlines and events best emulate the “next best thing” in the travel industry.  Joining the panel this year were noted travel editors and writers from Condé Nast Traveler, Condé Nast Traveller UK, Sherman’s Travel, Lonely Planet, New York magazine, Travel & Leisure, Out, The Advocate, Fodor’s, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Robb Report and Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

However, it was the fans of NewNowNext who determined which nominees deserved the title of “NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice.”  Travel enthusiasts voted for their favorites on NewNowNext.com.

Voters also shared their top “NewNowNext Traveler’s Choice” categories on Facebook, which  then alerted and encouraged a voter’s friends or followers to sound-off on which nominees deserve such titles as “Sexiest Gay Bar,” “Ultimate Resort,” “Hottest Locals” and “Style Capital.”

All winners at www.newnownext.com>>

Love love love this time a year! The whole city glitters with Christmas lights!

Today is the first Sunday of Advent and people in Sweden will light the first candle in the Advent candlestick holder. This is always a special event, eagerly awaited. Each Sunday until Christmas, a candle is lit until all four candles are alight.

This is also the time when Christmas markets can be found around the city, offering Swedish Christmas candy and food, glögg (mulled wine) and a range of handicrafts and decorative arts.

Skansen, the open-air museum on Djurgården, holds a big, traditional market and Stockholm’s oldest neighborhood, Gamla Stan (the Old Town), is full of shops and restaurants with cheerful, festive atmospheres.

Gamla Stan also hosts a famous Christmas market at Stortorget square. This Christmas market has been a tradition since the early 1900’s and is held every weekend in December leading up to Christmas.

World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

In Stockholm the World AIDS Day Gala has been arranged annually since 2007. This year the gala will be held on December 3rd at Kolingsborg.

Experience a different and unforgettable night with great food and a spectacular show! Performances by some of the best artists  in Sweden. And the best part, you’ll be a part of fighting HIV.

Buy your ticket here>>
www.worldaidsgalan.se 

Candle Byredo Svenskt Tenn

Good news! Svenskt Tenn and BYREDO are working together for the first time in an exclusive collaboration, united in their love for craftsmanship and quality. On the basis of Svenskt Tenn´s history, BYREDO has developed three fragrances that echoes a time past.  All comes with a unique lid designed by Jakob Solgren.

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Ben Gorham, founder of Byredo

Byredo – Exclusive Swedish perfume house whose products are as beautiful to look at as they are fragrant. Byredo has had several intriguing collaborations, including the scent they developed for the Swedish clothing brand Acne. In addition to perfume, the line includes soaps, skincare products, and scented candles. www.byredo.com

Svenskt Tenn – The timeless, amazingly patterned and brilliantly colored fabrics and beautiful furniture by Josef Frank inspire people to make a pilgrimage to the store. Strandvägen 5, Stockholm. www.svenskttenn.se

When Pam was in Stockholm a while ago she joined the SAS crew for a day to try to learn about service…

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