2011 Juldans in New Jersey
The JulDans at New Jersey Vasa Park roared back to life this year after a quiet 2010. A capacity crowd filled Viking Hall as Scandinavians from across the northeastern United States made their way to Budd Lake for the 14th Annual Scandinavian Christmas celebration.
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Young Lily Radel was wearing the same Lucia gown worn by her farmor Kerstin when she was a child in Sweden.
Here they are preparing the Lucia crown. Lilly's mother Ginny (left) has also been one of the rocks on the JulDans committee for the past ten years. ENLARGE IMAGE »
Jeanne Eriksson Widman Andersen leading the traditional dance around the Christmas tree ENLARGE IMAGE »