4 Nov: Scandinavian Jul Bazaar at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Scandinavian food and handcrafts. Valley-wide Scandinavian Cultural Clubs and Lodges 602.942.5180

2 Dec: Swedish Christmas Market, Lucia pageant, jultomte, crafts and gifts, Café Swea and kids’ activities. /


8 Dec: Annual Julfest and Lucia procession. Julbord. Entertainment. The Swedish Club of San Francisco, / 650.344.8144

Huntington Beach
19 Nov: Swedish Christmas Fair. Swedish handicrafts, Lucia pageant, jultomte, Swedish food, traditional music and dancing. SWEA-OC /

2 Dec: Kingsburg Chamber of Commerce Santa Lucia Celebration. Festival of lights, Parade on Draper St at 5:30 PM. / 559.897.1111

Los Angeles - San Pedro
17 Nov - 19 Nov: Scandinavian Christmas Fair. Christmas decorations, handmade goods and fresh homemade food and a café. More info at Norwegian & Swedish Church, or 310.832.6800

3 Dec: 1 Adventmässa. Kören medverkar. Kyrklunch serveras. or Email:

9 Dec: Svenska Kyrkans’s Julbord. Info and RSVP at /

13 Dec: Svenska Kyrkans’s Lucia Celebration with pageant, Lussefika and Santa. /

25 Dec: Svenska Kyrkans’s Julotta, followed by coffee and sandwiches. /

Los Gatos
10 Dec: Lucia Celebration. The Swedish School in Silicon Valley, /

Palo Alto
18 Dec: Christmas in the Ballroom. Scandinavian Christmas music as well as hot cider, cookies and more. 650.704.4211 /

10 Dec: Lucia Fest. Swedish food and drinks, Lucia Pageant, Santa anda dancing around the Christmas tree! Linnea Lodge #504, / 415.990.3882

San Diego - Balboa Park
1 Dec - 2 Dec: Annual Christmas Fair. Lucia procession, Swedish crafts, vendors, Swedish food and drinks. /

San Francisco
17 Nov - 18 Nov: Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar. Christmas decorations, Norwegian food, gifts and crafts. Norwegian Seaman Church, / 415.775.6566

2 Dec: Swedish Christmas Fair. Lucia, crafts, gifts, Swedish music and activities for kids. /

7 Dec: 2017 Christmas Gala. Lucia procession, live music and amazing Julbord from Chef Pelle. Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, /

10 Dec: Lucia performance, Swedish Church Advent Service with Swedish Church Choir and coffee. 415.632.8504,

10 Dec: Santa Lucia celebration with procession, lussekatter, glögg and Scandinavian treats. The Young Scandinavians Club at Swedish American Hall, /

16 Dec: Scandinavian Christmas dinner. The Young Scandinavians Club, /

24 Dec: Swedish Church Julbön. / 415-775-6566

Santa Cruz
2 Dec: Lucia Festival with Zaida singers, dancing around the Christmas tree and kids’ activities. Scandinavian Cultural Center, /

Torrance, Los Angeles
3 Dec: SWEA LA’s Annual Christmas Fair with Scandinavian crafts, food and Christmas collectibles, Santa’s Workshop, a raffle and Lucia program at 12 and 3 p.m. 747.222.9102 /

Thousand Oaks - Samuelson Chapel
7 Dec: Lucia celebration at California Lutheran University, / 805.493.3228

2 Dec: Swedish Christmas Market. Traditional Swedish food & crafts, bake sale, flowers, glögg, Lucia and Santa. /

2 Dec: Holiday Fair and Bake Sale. Nordic gifts, handmade crafts, baked goods and a Scandinavian lunch. /

Hartford - Emanuel Lutheran Church
1 Dec: St. Lucia Festival. An annual tradition since 1914, with performances at 5 & 8 p.m. $5/adults, $3/children. / 860.525.0894

Westport - Christ & Holy Trinity Church
9 Dec: Lucia Celebration with glögg and Swedish delicacies served after the Lucia program. Swedish School of Connecticut, /

Boca Raton
2 Dec: Christmas Bazaar. /

17 Dec: Julkonsert and Julbord. www. /

1 Dec: Lucia Pageant with harpist Victoria Garcia and Christmas sing-a-long. Suncoast Scandinavian Club, / 732.546.7756

3 Dec: Adventsgudstjänst. /

24 Dec: Julbön med julens sånger. / www.

Lake Worth
10 Dec: Swedish Julfest and Glögg Party. Annual party with great food, desserts and coffee. $10, holiday raffles! Nordic Heritage Club of South Florida, / 561.737.6476

Miami - Immanuel Lutheran Church
9 Dec: Lucia Celebration. / www.

10 Dec: Lucia Celebration with pageant, coffee, glögg and baked goods. /

Atlanta - Sandy Springs
3 Dec: Svensk Julmarknad. Baked goods, flowers, handicrafts, Swedish delicacies, Lucia and activities for kids. /

5 Dec: Glögg Mingle with glögg and Christmas inspired treats. /

10 Dec: Lucia concert at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Nordic Lodge #708 celebrates with music, the “Sounds of Sweden” choir, coffee, pepparkakor and more. 404.874.8664 /

Atlanta - St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
16 Dec: Julbord. The Christmas smörgåsbord with glögg, Christmas music, singing and an auction. RSVP to Nordic Lodge, 770.292.9916 /

Atlanta - Druid Hills Golf Club
16 Dec: Lucia Gala 2017. Swedish Christmas smorgasbord, Lucia procession, dancing and singing. /

Batavia - Bethany Lutheran Church
2 Dec: Swedish American Children’s Choir Swedish Christmas and St. Lucia Festival with Swedish gifts and baked goods. / 630.414.9700

Bishop Hill
24 Nov - 26 Nov / 2 Dec - 3 Dec: Julmarknad, Swedish Christmas Market: Music, handmade items, antiques, folk art and other gift items. / 309.927.3899

8 Dec – 9 Dec: Lucia Nights, Festival of Lights. Coffee and sweets are served in shops and museums by young girls dressed as St. Lucia. / 309.927.3899

17 Nov: Got Glögg? Who really has the best glögg in Chicago? Tasting and competition. Swedish American Museum, /

19 Nov: Candle making and Christmas crafts. Make hand-dipped candles, heart baskets, Christmas ornaments and a traditional Swedish Christmas treat. Swedish American Museum, / 773.728.8111

Chicago - Andersonville
1 Dec - 3 Dec: Julmarknad. Scandinavian handicrafts and kaffestuga, children’s crafts, games, Santa, Lucia and folk dancers. / 773.728.8111

8 Dec: 35th Annual Lucia Luncheon. The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce-Chicago, / sacc@sacc-chicago

Chicago - North Park University
9 Dec: NPU Center for Scandinavian Studies Sankta Lucia Celebration. Smörgåsbord following the pageant, 773.244.5615 /

9 Dec - 10 Dec: Breakfast with Tomten. Swedish pancake breakfast with traditional crafts, dancing around the Christmas tree. RSVP /

13 Dec: Lucia Celebration in Andersonville. Lucia celebration with holiday songs, readings, and Lucia procession with Chicago Cultural Center and Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 773.728.8111 /

17 Dec: Traditional Swedish Christmas smörgåsbord. Lucia procession, dancing around the Christmas tree and Santa. RSVP / 773.728.8111

1 Dec: The Annual Christmas Walk. Santa Lucia and her attendants arrive by horse-drawn carriage. /

Orland Park - Hope Covenant Church
9 Dec: Lucia Breakfast and Pageant celebrates the legend of Lucia with music, traditional Swedish foods, a Swedish market and raffle. 708.299.2396 /

Rockford - First Lutheran Church
1 Dec: Lucia concert. Swedish songs and candlelit processional. /

Rockford – Our Savior's Lutheran
2 Dec: Julmarknad. Breakfast with Tomten, Meatball Luncheon, Mormor's Attic, Kaffee Stuga and a marknad with Swedish foods and crafts. 815.963.5559 /

Elk Horn
24 Nov - 26 Nov: Julefest. Danish food, glögg and tasty treats. Gift shops, specialty stores and craft fairs. Christmas concert and Father Christmas. Danish Villages, / 800.451.7960

Sioux City
9 Dec: The Vasa Lodge celebrates jul with a smörgåsbord and program. / 605-253-2575

7 Dec: Swedish Smörgåsbord with traditional Swedish foods. Info and RSVP Swedish Heritage Society, / 319.254.2317

11 Dec: Lucia festival. Singing, cookies and a potluck dinner. Swedish Heritage Society, / 319.254.2317

11 Nov: Välkommen to Christmas in Lindsborg! Scavenger hunt and more. / 785.227.8687

Lindsborg - Bethany Lutheran Church
9 Dec: Lucia Festival. Holiday music and festivities, Lucia processions and traditional folk dances. /

25 Dec: Julotta.Traditional Swedish Christmas Lutheran Church service. /

26 Dec: Annandag Jul. Experience a traditional Lutheran Church service in Swedish. /

4 Nov: Swedish Bazaar. Swedish gifts and foods, homemade Swedish baked goods, smorgasbord lunch and live music. Drott Lodge #168, /

Rockville - Saint Elizabeth’s Church
11 Nov: Danish Bazaar. Crafts, Danish baked goods, decorations, candles, jewelry. Danish Club of Washington, DC /

9 Dec: Lucia. /

9 Dec: Swedish Yuletide. Food, crafts, gifts, Swedish café, musical entertainment, Lucia and activities for kids. /

East Longmeadow – St. Paul Lutheran
17 Dec: Lucia Fest with singing, folk dancing and refreshments. Brage-Iduna Lodge, / 413.447.5850

Farmington Hills
18 Nov: Christmas Fair. Lucia pageant, craft and goods from Sweden, Swedish food, children’s activities, entertainment. SWEA-Michigan, /

Grand Rapids
2 Dec: Lucia Celebration with music and candlelight in a beautiful setting. Saffron buns, cardamom bread, pepparkakor and craft. /

9 Dec: Christmas Concert with Lucia. The Arpi Swedish Male and Scandia Women’s Chorus of MI, / 248.478.2563

Bemidji - Calvary Lutheran Church
13 Dec: 42nd Annual Sankta Lucia Fest at 6 a.m. A Swedish breakfast is served after the Sankta Lucia program of lights. 218.785.2368 /

25 Nov - 26 Nov: Julglädje. A kickoff to Making Traditions at American Swedish Institute - songs, stories and smiles are the hallmarks. / 612.871.4907

30 Nov - 4 Jan 2018: Lantern Lit Glögg Tours. Glögg complimented with lite appetizers. / 612.871.4907

2 Dec – 3 Dec: Christmas Market at American Swedish Institute. Outdoor Handcraft Fair with wares by local artisans, musical performances and activities. / 612.871.4907

7 Dec: SACC-MN Scandinavian Christmas Julfest. /

9 Dec: Lucia with concerts featuring the ASI Lucia Choir. Info and tickets American Swedish Institute, /

12 Dec: Lucia Celebration for ASI members in the mansion. / 612.871.4907

15 Dec - 17 Dec: Julbord with traditional Swedish Christmas smorgasbord. RSVP American Swedish Institute, / 612.871.4907

16 Nov: Lutfisk & Swedish Meatball Dinner. Traditional holiday smörgåsbord. / 651.433.5053

18 Nov - 19 Nov / 16 Dec - 17 Dec: Gammelgården Museum’s Girls and Dolls Tea Party with Lucia. Bring your dolls and girls and enjoy lunch, stories and crafts. RSVP

10 Dec: Lucia Celebration. Swedish Prayer service and Lucia Fest Breakfast. /

16 Dec - 17 Dec: Gammelgården Museum’s Girls and Dolls Tea Party with Lucia. Bring your dolls and girls and enjoy lunch, stories and crafts. RSVP

12.09: Lucia and Jul Festival. Celebrate a Swedish Christmas with Lucia with Nordic folk dancing, caroling, Swedish Santa Claus, gingerbread boys and much more.

New Jersey
Budd Lake - Vasa Park
25 Nov: Juldans. Dancing around the Christmas tree with traditional music. Scandinavian specialties, glögg, Sankta Lucia pageant and Santa. / 973.691.8637

New Providence
18 Nov: Scandinavian Import & Gift Sale. Scandinavian Christmas holiday products and food for sale. Lodge Linne#429 VOA, / 908.665.1292

Upper Montclair
19 Nov: Swedish Christmas Fair – Swedish handicrafts, food, glögg, café and Lucia pageant. SWEA-New Jersey, /

New York
2 Dec: Glögg party and Lucia at Manhem Club. /

10 Dec: Christmas Party & Luciafest at The Danish Club. Glögg, Dancing around the Christmas tree. Music & entertainment by Smörgåsbandet. / 718.415.0602

2 Dec: Julfest at Lindberg Lodge. /

New York - Svenska Kyrkan
17 Nov - 19 Nov: The Swedish Church Julbasar. Swedish crafts, Christmas music, Swedish food, glögg, etc. /

New York - Aquavit
1 Dec: Christmas Luncheon & Lucia: Celebration at restaurant Aquavit. Swedish smörgåsbord and Lucia. /

New York - Scandinavia House
2 Dec: Swedish Christmas Children’s Workshop. Kids learn the secrets of making traditional holiday crafts. /

New York
8 Dec: Christmas Ball at The Metropolitan Club. Dinner, Lucia, silent auction. /

New York - Scandinavia House
10 Dec: Holiday Concert & Lucia featuring Scandinavian and American holiday favorites and traditional Saint Lucia procession. /

New York - Church of the Incarnation
16 Dec: Lucia Celebration with procession and choirs. Tickets /

New York - Svenska Kyrkan
25 Dec: Julotta. / 212.832.8443

West Hempstead - St. Andrew’s Lutheran
3 Dec / 9 Dec: Lucia Festival with pageant, folk dancing, coffee, dessert, glögg and gifts. Barnklubben Elsa Rix#1, / 917.363.9885

North Carolina
Raleigh - State Fairgrounds
2 Dec: Scandinavian Christmas Fair. Authentic celebration with food and glögg, Nordic folk dancing, music, children’s activities, gifts and Lucia. / 336.541.5072

North Dakota
Bismarck - Lord of Life Lutheran Church
10 Dec: Santa Lucia Celebration. Dancing, food and other goodies. Three Crowns Swedish American Association of Bismarck-Mandan, / 701.516.2979

Cleveland Heights - Church of the Savior
9 Dec: Lucia Celebration and Vasa Voices Jul Program with dessert and coffee, a raffle and Swedish butik. Swedish Cultural Society and Vasa lodge. 216.371.5141 /

Cleveland Heights - Peace Lutheran Church
25 Dec: Traditional Morning Julotta Service with Vasa Voices and a light breakfast. 216.371.5141 /

Indian Hill
10 Dec: Lucia Fest. Lucia dinner party. Info and tickets Scandinavian Society of Cincinnati, / 513.889.5306

Portland Memorial Coliseum
2 Dec - 3 Dec: ScanFair. Scandinavian arts and crafts, Nordic food, Lucia and kids’ entertainment. New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society, / 503.977.0275

2 Dec - Broder Nord
15 Dec - Nordia House
Julbord dinner. Nordic-style with Broder Restaurant’s take on a traditional Julbord dinner with spiced glögg. Nordic Northwest, / 503.977.0275

Portland - First Presbyterian Church
9 Dec: Lucia Fest with Tomte, ring dances, Swedish bakery, coffee and glögg. / 503.977.0275

1 Dec: Julbord. Cocktails, Christmas smörgåsbord dinner, Lucia procession and Christmas Market. /

2 Dec: Lucia Fest and Christmas Market with holiday deli items, decorations, gifts, SWEA bakery and Swedish Christmas Café. / info@

Philadelphia - Gloria Dei Church
8 Dec - 10 Dec: Sankta Lucia and St. Eric’s Fair. Celebrating 80th Lucia Fest! Christmas bazaar with Scandinavian imports. /

Rhode Island
11.05: Swedish Holiday Brunch in the Swedish Kaffestuga with Swedish baked goods for sale. RSVP 401.739.3530 /

South Carolina
16 Dec: Lucia Celebration. Enjoy the fellowship, food and fun. The Nordic Club, / 843.324.8076

South Dakota
10 Dec: 40th Annual celebration of the St Lucia Tradition in Dalesburg. / 605.253.2575

10 Dec: Annual Lucia and julbazar. Bake sale, raffle, coffee, glögg, Lucia procession. /

2 Dec: JulBasar and Lucia. Swedish crafts, gift items, baked goods, glögg and sweets, Lucia procession. /

10 Dec: SWEA Houston’s Lucia celebration with procession, julfika and dance. /

Virginia Beach
2 Dec: Swedish Christmas Bazaar. Traditional decorations- Gifts and Crafts Swedish Crystal-Baked Goods- Café. /

16 Dec: Sankta Lucia at the Landgrove Inn. Delicious julbord, traditional Jul songs, Nordic Harmoni chorus, Lucia, glögg and more. RSVP 802.824.6673 /

Washington, DC
House of Sweden Washington
2 Dec: Christmas Bazaar. Scandinavian crafts, cafe and Lucia procession. SWEA Washington DC or Embassy of Sweden and House of Sweden, /

Seattle - Kirkland
13 Dec: Glögg and meatballs. SWEA women’s choir, Christmas songs and Lucia. /

18 Nov - 19 Nov: Yulefest. Scandinavian Christmas food and drinks, handicrafts, music, dancing, Santa. Nordic Heritage Museum, /

7 Dec: Nordic Stories. Children’s Christmas stories from the Nordic countries, along with fun craft projects. Nordic Heritage Museum, /

15 Dec: Swedish Christmas Julbord. Delicious and authentic Christmas smörgåsbord. Info and RSVP / 425.952.6299

Tacoma - Pacific Lutheran University
3 Dec: Sankta Lucia Festival of Light, reception to follow. Scandinavian Cultural Center, /

Dodgeville - Folklore Village
9 Dec: St. Lucia Ceremony. Swedish songs, candlelight and aromatic saffron buns. Potluck and dancing. /

Hales Corners - Whitnall Park Lutheran
10 Dec: Lucia Celebration. Dance around the Christmas tree, Santa, Coffee and treats. /

25 Dec: Julotta. Hymns and liturgy in Swedish and English. Coffee and treats. /

Madison - St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
2 Dec: Julfest/Christmas Party with traditional Swedish dinner (julbord) and Lucia procession. The Scandinavian American Club (SAC) /

Sister Bay
8 Dec – 9 Dec: Traditional Swedish Christmas Smörgåsbord. A multi-course Christmas smörgåsbord. RSVP / 920.854.2626

15 Dec: Swedish Christmas Julbord Celebrations at all IKEA restaurants with an all you can eat buffet! Contact your local IKEA store for more information.

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