Not something you'd want to miss next year! The Fifteenth Annual JulDans at New Jersey Vasa Park threw the doors open for Christmas as Scandinavian Americans gathered from across the metropolitan area and beyond for an evening of traditional food, music and dancing on Nov. 24. Photography: Roy Groething. Report from the event: Jul Jul igen!

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