SWEA Los Angeles Christmas Fair was a huge success at the Shrine Expo on Sunday Dec. 5. The doors opened at 10 AM and there was a steady stream of people until closing time at 5PM.

SWEA Los Angeles Lucia 2010, Emma Ejwertz, is a professional musician and singer, who was crowned by Francesco Quinn, screen actor and theatrical performer - in many ways the spitting image of his father Anthony Quinn. It seemed natural and fitting to finally have an Italian crowning Lucia, since the Saint's origin was Italian.

The beautiful necklace made by Marianne Sample was carefully attached around Emmas neck to symbolize the crowning. Yet another local Swedish celebrity participated as locally based Swedish actor Johannes Alfvén gave a spur of the moment speech to our deserving Lucia.

Photographed by Kerstin Alm.

More info on the Swedish Lucia tradition: http://tinyurl.com/292tmay and... some lesser known facts on the subject: http://tinyurl.com/2cmrr6b