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Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies

10 December – A magic date

Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes have been presented to Nobel Prize laureates at ceremonies on 10 December, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.

As stipulated in Nobel’s will, the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, while the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway.

Since 1969 an additional prize has been awarded at the ceremony in Stockholm – the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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“The development of our world is not decided by destiny. It lies in our own power to decide on our future, and on how to transmit our heritage to new generations”

– Professor Astrid Söderbergh Widding in her opening speech at the award ceremony

2023 Nobel Prize award ceremonies

10 December 13:00 CET Oslo
The Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony takes place in Oslo City Hall.
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Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, 10 December 2023.

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10 December 16:00 CET Stockholm
The Nobel Prize award ceremony will take place at the Stockholm Concert Hall. After the ceremony, it will be time for the evening’s Nobel Prize banquet at the Stockholm City Hall.
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The Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm, 10 December 2023.

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Menus at the Nobel Prize banquet

The Nobel Prize banquet is held every year on 10 December to celebrate the years Nobel Prize laureates. Each banquet has included a unique menu for the guests. Have a look at the menus from the start in 1901 up until today.

2023 Nobel Prize Banquet Menu: Dessert

2023 Nobel Prize banquet menu: Dessert.

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2023 Nobel Prize Concert

8 December
World-renowned conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and acclaimed violinist Julia Fischer performed together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra this year’s Nobel Prize Concert.
Nobel Prize Concert 2023

Nobel Prize Concert 2023

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Behind the scenes

Ever thought about what Nobel Week is like for a Nobel Prize laureate? Now you can find out.
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Ardem Patapoutian

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“My dress became a story I could tell.”

For most people, attending the Nobel Prize banquet or award ceremony is a once in a lifetime experience – and one with a strict dress code.


© Nobel Media. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

© Nobel Media. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud