The Lucia celebration is something that Swedes themselves, and also the rest of the world consider as the most typical Swedish tradition. Read more about the tradition here, Swedish Lucia, the Queen of Light or get in the right mood by watching our 3-minute video clip from the Lucia celebration in Boston 2011:

Swedish television will broadcast from Oscar Fredriks Kyrka in Göteborg early in the morning on Dec. 13 and - unless your own daughter wakes you up as Lucia with coffee, saffron buns and gingerbread cookies - a majority of Swedes will tune into the celebration and music, which is broadcast live on TV.


The live broadcast at 7 a.m. (1 a.m. EST) on Dec. 13 should be available at and later at

If you're not able to watch, here's an earlier Lucia from Linköping Cathedral: Lucia i Linköpings domkyrka 2003 or here, a celebration from Stockholm beginning with the classic Lucia song: Lucia 2010 Sthlm, Kungsholms kyrka, Södra Latin Kammarkör

Glad Lucia morning wishes you Nordstjernan