The Nobel festivities on 10 December begin at 13 p.m. with the Nobel Peace Prize, which will be awarded at Oslo City Hall.
At 16 p.m., the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony will be held at the Stockholm Concert Hall. The ceremony will be followed by the banquet at City Hall, which begins at 19 p.m.
A total of 1,300 guests are expected at the Nobel Banquet. The dress code is civilian formal dress, which means tailcoat for men and long dress for ladies. The dress should be full-length, but may be low-cut and sleeveless. Folk costumes from your own country are also an option.
The Nobel Banquet
The starter and main course are the responsibility of star restaurateur Jacob Holmström. These will include fish, shellfish and algae.
For the second year in a row, the dessert is made by Nobel pastry chef Annie Hesselstad. So far, we don't know more than that it contains lingonberries.
Nearly 200 waiters and around 50 chefs are involved in the work.
Everything is served on the Nobel tableware, which was produced for the 90th anniversary in 1991. 7,000 pieces of porcelain, about 5,400 glasses and about 10,000 cutlery are needed on the 60 or so tables, which are adorned with 500 metres of linen tablecloth.
The flowers for this year's big party traditionally come from the coastal town of San Remo on the Italian Riviera, where Alfred Nobel lived until his death on December 10, 1896.
Exactly what will be sent to Sweden is unclear, but according to the agreement, the flowers must be locally produced. But most likely ranunculus, a relative of buttercup that has replaced previous large-scale carnation and rose plantations.
The Nobel florist is Per Benjamin, who made the banquet in 2022.
Funk, soul and beautiful singing will fill the Blue Hall, whose divertissement is inspired by the City Hall's centenary and is based on the theme of "echo".
Participants include three musicians from the Swedish music collective Blacknuss, opera singer Elisabeth Meyer as well as musicians from the Västerås Sinfonietta and singers from the Västerås Music Classes' girls' choir.
All under the direction of Magnus Lindgren, who is also responsible for the arrangement and also plays flute and saxophone.