About Shockholm

This year is the 12th annual SHOCKHOLM and with each year bigger than the last, it is Scandinavia’s largest Halloween parade!

SHOCKHOLM is a non-profit and our yearly event is always free to attend! SHOCKHOLM promotes creativity, inclusion, and positivity in the community. Bring yourself and all your friends in your best Halloween costume. Be ready for a frightful time for the whole family!


Join us LOR / SAT Nov 5th 16:00 AT Medborgarplatsen Stockholm, Sweden! Schedule and Directions


2014 you 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 2022 are only going to get better, with our most interactive and exciting parade yet - and we have lots of surprises still up our cloaks.

We do hope to see YOU sharing in all the fun with us! Simply join the parade or watch it, join in at any of the events, and, in fact, if you would like to co-create with us, just Contact Us here!


Stay tuned for loads of updates and info here and on our SHOCKHOLM Facebook Page, where you can ‘like’, invite, attend and easily access the various SHOCKHOLM Event pages for more. See you soon!


Simply ‘like’ the SHOCKHOLM Facebook page to qualify and show up at the Medborgarplatsen at 16:00 on Saturday 5th November, 2022 where the audience voting will occur. Prizes will be awarded after the parade there on stage at Medborgarplatsen for Best costume by age group under 5, 5-9, 10-19, 20-35, over 35, Cosplay and Best In Show.

Do join the fun!
We look forward to seeing you again at SHOCKHOLM 2022!


“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.


Founded in 2011

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.”

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