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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 2020

Watch the 2020 Nobel Prize award ceremony

In Stockholm, the Nobel Foundation paid tribute to the 2020 Nobel Laureates in a ceremony that took place for the first time in the Golden Hall at the Stockholm City Hall, on 10 December – the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.


"The Nobel Prize shows humanity’s ability to constantly find solutions to the difficult challenges we face."

- Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Nobel Foundation

Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony 2020

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.

© Nobel Media. Photo: Dan Lepp

“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

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