Christmas activities at Hotel Diplomat 30 November, 2020 by Anna Mellqvist Make this special Christmas extra memorable – spend it at one of Stockholm’s most iconic hotels. Diplomat will get you into holiday spirit with glowing Christmas trees, cheerful Santas and beautiful Christmas lights. We look forward to welcoming you to Hotel Diplomat and a December filled with warmth and light. Christmas market in Butiken Stop by Butiken for a glass of mulled wine and Christmas delicacies. Find inspiration in our small Christmas market and get yourself ready for the holiday season. Here you will find everything from beautiful wreaths, candles to Christmas gifts. In December, we serve porridge with a lovely homemade apple compote flavoured with cloves. *Please notice that Butiken is closed between 25th of December to the 27th of December and the 1st of January. The Restaurant In December our restaurant will be filled with wonderful Christmas spices as saffron and orange. We welcome our guests to a festive Christmas inspired three course menu that is served both during lunch and dinner. We will also extend the opening hours for our popular Afternoon Tea this Christmas. During the period 21st of December to 25st of December, we serve our Afternoon Tea every day. The opening hours Christmas Eve 12.30 – 22.00 Christmas Day 12.30 – 22.00 25/12 – 30/12 12.30 – 22.00 New Year’s Eve 12.30 – 22.00 New Year’s Day 12.30 – 22.00 (The kitchen is closing at 21.00) >> The Christmas menu << >> Book a table << *The Christmas menu costs 695 SEK and is served from the 15th of December until the 24th of December. New Year’s Eve This year we start the New Year’s Eve celebration a bit earlier with an extraordinary five course New Year’s menu. Celebrate this special evening with your loved ones and experience the stunning views over the beautiful harbour. We also recommend to take the opportunity to book our special New Year’s Eve hotel package with complimentary breakfast buffet, champagne and chocolate. >> New Year’s Eve menu << >> Book a table << * The New Year’s Eve menu costs 1295 SEK and the beverage package costs 695 SEK. Saint Lucia’s Day On the 13th of December, we welcome those who stays at the hotel down to the restaurant for a cozy Lucia morning where we celebrate that we are moving towards brighter times. This year we will unfortunately not have a traditional Lucia choir, but we will still listen to the tunes of our favourite Christmas songs and we will treat you with gingerbread and saffron buns. A creative venue for the whole family Christmas is a time that encourages creativity and is all about spending good times with your family and friends. For our younger guests who visit us this Christmas, we have arranged a Santa workshop where you will find fun Christmas crafts. The creative workshop is located in our Gallery. If you staying at the hotel on Christmas Eve, the Santa will visiting us in the morning and in the afternoon we will show the traditional Disney TV-show, ‘From all of us to all of you’ on our big screen in the Gallery. *The Christmas workshop is open from the 21st of December to the 3rd of January. Christmas activities in our neighbourhood There are many factors which contributes to an extraordinary memory of a trip. We believe our guests shall not only experience a 5-star service at Hotel Diplomat but enjoy the hidden gems which Stockholm has to offer. We have put together some suggestions we believe will enhance your stay with us. (image: Visit Stockholm, photographer: Henrik Trygg) Christmas exhibition at Gallery Sebastian Schildt To make the most out of your Stockholm visit, you should experience some local gems. Don’t miss the traditional Christmas exhibition at Galleri Sebastian Schildt, just a few steps away from the hotel. The gallery welcomes a maximum of 8 visitors at a time. If you are interested in a visit, our colleagues in the front desk will be more than happy to assist you. *The exhibition is open from 28th of November to the 23rd of December on Strandvägen 5B. Ice skating in Kungsträdgården The ice-skating rink that is located in the central Kungsträdgården is a popular winter attraction, just a few minutes from the hotel. The rink is free and open to all – a perfect activity for the whole family. *The Ice-Skating rink is open on weekdays 9 am – 8 pm and on weekends 10 am – 6 pm (weather permitting).