January is said to be the month of the year when we have the least amount of money. However, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy yourself. In Gothenburg there are plenty of fun activities that doesn't cost much. Here you can find seven of our favourite budget tips when visiting Gothenburg.

Celebrate Swedish pop music in the new Partille Arena

On January 21, Swedish music and artists will be celebrated when the music award gala, P3 Guld 2017, takes place in the new Partille Arena. The award show will be broadcast live by Swedish television and radio and artists including Veronica Maggio, Niki & The Dove and Miriam Bryant will perform live on stage.

Everybody loves 60's music, not least the famous Swedish artists Tommy Körberg and Björn Skifs (Yes, the Björn from the band Blue Swede who made the famous take on Hooked on a Feeling in 1974). On January 21 the two singers will perform 60's music from artists like Cream, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Animals and The Kinks at the Scandinavium Arena. Read more here.

Other music events in January include, to name a few, Swedish duo Rebecca & Fiona at Trädgår'n, Léon at Pustervik and Johann Strauss Concert-gala at the Gothenburg Concert Hall.

Get an overview of major events during 2017 in Gothenburg here.

Gothenburg Film Festival 2017

It's time, once again, for Scandinavia's leading film festival, Gothenburg Film Festival. The film festival attracts thousands of film enthusiasts and moviegoers to the city. This year's festival will be the 40th and besides offering you the chance to see quality films from around the globe there will be interesting seminars, parties and music performances. This year's program will be released on January 10, presenting all of the movies that will be shown. In 2016, 450 films from a total of 84 different countries was shown. 

Dogs on display and Disney on ice 

On January 12 to 15, you can experience dazzling special effects and world-class figure skaters as Disney on Ice comes to the Scandinavium Arena. This year you'll meet Elsa, Anna and the happy snowman, Olaf, from the modern Disney classic Frozen, but also well-known faces such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

If you're a dog person you should visit the MyDOG fair at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, Svenska mässan. The fair is one of Europes largest dog events and can be visited between January 5 to 8.

If you're travelling to Gothenburg with your dog, read our dog friendly tips.

New restaurants to visit 

Rumor has it that the acclaimed restaurant Mexikanska Monarkin will open up a second restaurant. The new restaurant will be located on Södra vägen 18, a short walk from the main boulevard Avenyn and Götaplatsen. The new restaurant will be bigger but still offer the same tasty Mexican food that they offer today.

If you are in the neighborhood around the Linné or Långgatorna Area you should stop by our new favourite restaurant, Bar Normal – a classic bistro with a modern twist.