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Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies

10 December - A magic date

Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes have been presented to Nobel 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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Nobel Prize award ceremony 2019

Watch the 2019 Nobel Prize award ceremony

The Nobel Prize award ceremony takes place at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Sweden on 10 December every year – the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.


"A flagrant example of what we face is lack of respect for the overwhelming evidence demonstrating that our lifestyle negatively affects our climate."

- Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation

Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony 2019

Menus at the Nobel Banquet

The Nobel Banquet is held every year on 10 December to celebrate the years Nobel 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.

Nobel Banquet dessert 2018.

Nobel Banquet dessert 2018.

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Nobel Banquet

Nobel Banquet starter

Kalix vendace roe with cucumber, pickle-poached kohlrabi, creamy dill and a horseradish sauce. Chef Sebastian Gibrand works with all parts of each ingredient to reduce food waste and be able to showcase the fantastic quality of Swedish producers.

“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