Sunday 10 December 2023

Nobel Peace Prize Events in Oslo, Norway (Dec 10th)

The Nobel Peace Prize Events are held in Oslo,  Norway. 

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the person or organization who has "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." There can be up to 3 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates each year. In cases of multiple laureates, they win a fraction of the prize. 

You can find information about specific years here.

Greet Laureates (Noon)

King Harald and other members of the Royal Family received the Nobel Laureates at the Oslo Royal Palace before the ceremony. 

Prize Ceremony (1-2:30 PM)

© Geir Anders Rybakken ├śrslien / Nobel Prize Outreach 

The Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony takes place at the Oslo City Hall (since 1990), and is attended by the Norway Royal Family. The Peace Prize is the only Nobel prize awarded in Norway. The Prize is presented by the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the presence of Norway Royal Family. 

During the Ceremony:

  • Presentation Speech by the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee
  • Presentation of Diploma and gold medal 
  • Nobel Lecture by Peace Prize Laureate(s) (or their representative)
  • Performances
Torchlight Procession/Balcony (5:45-7 PM)
© Jo Straube / NPO

The torchlight procession starts at Oslo Central Station and ends in front of the Grand Hotel, where the Laureate(s) greet the parade from the balcony of the Nobel Suite at the Grand Hotel.

The parade is organised by the Norwegian Peace Council. No Royals participate. 

Banquet (7-11:30 PM)
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The White House from Washington, DC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
The Banquet is held at The Grand Hotel and attended by 200+ Guests. Guests are sat at round tables, with the Laureates Table in the center of the room. 

During the Banquet:

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