Shockholm is Scandinavia’s largest Halloween parade! Shockholm was started by Bill Schacht, a New Yorker who longed to see the festivities he missed from home after moving to Sweden. “In a city which was already fun and crazy, that night stood out as the best. A million people of all walks of life come together to celebrate: bankers dressed like hippies, hippies dressed like bankers. I noticed this was missing once I moved to Stockholm, and I envisioned the joy a Halloween parade could bring to this beautiful city; but with a mix of good Scandinavian values.”
2014 saw us build the world’s largest Halloween pumpkin, Herr Storpumpa, looking out over Stockholm from the arena formerly known as Globen. And things in 2016 are only going to get better, with our most interactive and exciting parade yet - and we have lots of surprises still up our cloaks.
“For us, by us” is our motto, as we make the world (well, Stockholm) a little bit better. We’re growing every year, so join us and see what we can conjure up together.