Find a Swedish celebration near you through our comprehensive guide, covering all of Sweden in America. If you don't see something from your area, check our free online Nordstjernan events calendar and submit any new events you may want to share here.

Huntington Beach
11.24, 11 AM - 5 PM
Swedish Christmas Fair: Decorated exhibits, food, arts and crafts, traditional music, dancing, kids’ activities and visits from St. Lucia and the Swedish Santa Claus. At Euro Market, 949.200.7687 /


12.07, 11 AM - 7 PM
Santa Lucia Celebration, 559.897.1111 /

Los Angeles - San Pedro
11.22 - 11.24
Norwegian Christmas Fair. Christmas decorations, hand-made goods and fresh homemade food and Café. Norwegian & Swedish Church, 310.832.6800 /

12.01, 11 AM
1 Adventmässa. Svenska Kyrkan LA.

Los Angeles
12.08, 10 AM - 5 PM
41st annual Christmas Fair: Swedish crafts, culture, baked goods, Lucia pageant and Santa’s Workshop, music to set the mood and hot glögg. At Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 626.710.2371 /

12.15, 1-4 PM
Lucia Pageant: Enjoy a traditional Lucia Pageant and fika, singing and dancing around the tree and a visit from Santa! /

San Diego - Balboa Park
12.13, 5-8 PM
Christmas Dinner and Lucia: Procession, Swedish food and drinks. RSVP

San Francisco
11.16 - 11.17, 12-4 PM
Norwegian Christmas Bazaar. Christmas decorations, food, gifts and clothes at Norwegian Seamen’s church, /

San Francisco - Berkeley
11.29 - 12.01, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Open House with Scandinavian Christmas Carols at Nordic House, 800.854.6435 /

12.06, 12- 3 PM
Christmas Luncheon: Classic Swedish Lucia procession, glögg, herring and gingersnaps plus socializing and Christmas spirit. Silent auction and Secret Santa gifts. At the historical House of Filoli and gardens, 415. 942.4722 / /

12.07, 9 AM-4PM
SWEA San Francisco Christmas Fair: Lucia at 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m., traditional crafts, imported gifts and delicacies from Scandinavia. Swedish folk music and dancing. At St Mary’s Cathedral, 650.291.4191 /

12.08, 11 AM-12 PM
Swedish Advent Service: 2nd Advent service with coffee afterward. Swedish Church San Francisco, 925.357.7145 /

12.15, 4:30 PM
Santa Lucia Celebration: Lucia procession, lussekatter, glögg, and Scandinavian treats at Swedish American Hall. The Young Scandinavians Club, /

12.15, 3-4 PM
Lucia Celebration: Lucia procession, choir, coffee, gingerbread cookies and saffron buns served afterward. Swedish Church San Francisco, 925.357.7145 /

12.21, 3-5 PM
Swedish Advent Service: 3rd Advent service with coffee afterward. Swedish Church San Francisco, 925.357.7145 /

12.24, 11 AM- 12 PM
Christmas Prayer/Julkrubba Christmas prayer (“julkrubba”) on Christmas Eve. Children welcome to participate. Swedish Church San Francisco, 925.357.7145 /

Santa Cruz
12.07, 4PM
Lucia: Lucia, the Zaida Singers, Jultomten, cookies, crafts and dancing around the Christmas tree. At Peace United Church of Christ, 831.425.9725 /

12.07, 10:30 AM - 3 PM
Swedish Christmas Market: Traditional Swedish food and bake sale, glögg, Lucia and Santa. At Calvary Baptist Church, /

12.14, 5:30 -9 PM
Lucia Festival: Celebration with dinner and Lucia procession. Swedish Club of Denver, 303.933.1819 /

12.08, 6 PM
Swedish Candlelight Service: Lucia procession at the historic Ryssby Church (limited seating), 303.960.7309 /

12.07, 10 AM -3 PM
Scandinavian Club Holiday Fair: Artisan vendors, Nordic gifts and food, baked goods, raffle prizes, entertainment, Santa and more. Free. Holiday smorgåsbord: seatings @ 12 and 1 p.m. RSVP to / 203.259.3817, Scandinavian Club, Inc.

12.14, 5:15 PM
Lucia Celebration: Lucia procession, glögg and Swedish delicacies served afterward,
at Christ & Holy Trinity Church. Swedish School of Connecticut, /

12.08, 1:30 & 3 PM
Santa Lucia Celebration: The Delaware Swedish Colonial Society and Old Swedes Historic Site at Old Swedes Church. /

Boca Raton
11.23, 11-3 PM
Christmas Bazaar: Shop for Christmas decorations and Swedish food and pastries, a raffle, dancing around the Christmas tree, Tomten (Santa) and Lucia. $10/adults, free/under age 12. At First United Methodist Church, 954.309.4764 / /

12.01, 4 PM
Adventsgudstjänst. Svenska kyrkan in Florida, / www.

Lake Worth
12.08, 2-4 PM
Nordic Club’s Christmas Party: Glögg, open-faced sandwiches, desserts, music and many raffle baskets, $10. Nordic Heritage Club,

11.17, 11 AM - 3:30 PM
Swedish Christmas Market: Get the Christmas spirit with a Lucia procession, enjoy a meal at our Swedish Cafe, purchase Swedish crafts, baked goods and much more. At Dorothy Benson Center, /

12.07, 6:30 - 11:30 PM
Lucia Gala 2019: Swedish Christmas smorgasbord, Lucia procession, cocktails, dancing and singing. At Druid Hills Golf Club. /

Bishop Hill
11.29 - 12.01
Julmarknad (Christmas Market): Folk characters cause mischief in the village, music, food, handmade items, antiques, folk art and other gift items in the shops. Help the Vasa National Archives make paper mache snowmen for a community art project. 309.927.3899 / /

12.13 - 12.14
Lucia Nights (Festival of Lights): Coffee and sweets are served in shops and museums by young girls dressed as St. Lucia, musical entertainment fills the air. Exhibit reception at the Vasa National Archives, 309.927.3898 /

12.25, 6-7:30 AM
Julotta: Non-denominational church service in Swedish and English. Coffee and rusks served afterward. At the Colony Church, 309.927.3345 /

12.06, 11:15 AM - 3 PM
Annual Lucia Luncheon: The 37th Annual Lucia Luncheon at Drake Hotel with candlelight and an unforgettable ambiance, 312.257.3002 / /

12.07, 4 PM
Sankta Lucia Celebration with NPU Center for Scandinavian Studies. Smörgåsbord follows the pageant. North Park University’s Anderson Chapel, 773.244.5615 /

Julmarknad: Annual Christmas Bazaar with traditional Scandinavian and modern handicrafts for purchase. Visit the Children’s Museum for crafts, games and a special visit from Santa. Kaffestuga, Lucia processions and folk dancers. Swedish American Museum, 917.495.8396 /

12.13, 12-8 PM
St. Lucia Day: Start at the Chicago Cultural Center with the crowning of Lucia. Then process from the Swedish American Museum to Chicago Waldorf School for a program at 5 p.m., then at 7 p.m. is the celebration at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 917.495.8396 /

12.14-12.15, 9 AM- 12 PM
Breakfast with Tomten: Swedish pancake breakfast with traditional crafts, a special visit from Tomten, and more. Prepaid RSVP required. Swedish American Museum, 917.495.8396 /

12.21, 4-5 PM
Julgudstjänst: Traditional Swedish Christmas church service led (in Swedish) by a priest from the Swedish Church in New York. At Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 917.495.8396 /

12.06, 6-10 PM
Geneva’s Christmas Walk: Lucia arrives and Santa opens his Geneva house. Carolers, Christmas tree lighting, Swedish cookies, candy cane pull and holiday shopping. 630.232.6060 / /

12.06, 6-8:30 PM
Lucia: Traditional Lucia concert at First Lutheran Church. Swedish Historical Society, 815.963.5559 /

12.07, 9 AM- 1 PM
Julmarknad: Shop the market and enjoy Breakfast with Tomte at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. Lucia children help serve breakfast and perform at 10:30 a.m. Sing Swedish songs, enjoy festive music and dance around the Christmas tree! RSVP by Dec. 5, 815.963.5559 / /

12.11, 5:30 -7:30 PM
Glögg & Pepparkakor Party: Celebrate the season with glögg, saft, appetizers, and Christmas music! In the newly renovated Nordic Cultural Center, Swedish Historical Society, 815.963.5559 /

Rock Island
12.03, 5-7:30 PM
Julbord Dinner: Come and go as you are able to the traditional Swedish-American Christmas smörgåsbord. At Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, 309.794.7204 /

12.08, 3 PM
Swedish Glee Club’s Annual Christmas Dinner and Concert: Julbord and concert, cash bar. At Chevy Chase Country Club, RSVP, /

Elk Horn
11.29 - 11.30
Julefest 2019: Celebrate the arrival of the Christmas Season in the Danish Villages. 800.451.7960,

Iowa City
12.08, 5 - 9 PM
Swedish Club Lucia Celebration with Lucia pageant and potluck. RSVP to /

12.09, 6 PM
Lucia Festival: Singing, music, cookies and a potluck. Swedish Heritage Society, 319.254.2317 /

12.06, 4-6 PM
Jultide at Bethany: The Bethany College Choir and Handbell Ensemble perform in Bethany College’s Presser Hall, 785.227.3380 /

12.14, 10 AM-5 PM
Saint Lucia Festival: Live holiday music, folk dancers, and a Lucia procession leading the crowd to Bethany Lutheran Church to honor St. Lucia. Stay for ginger cookies served by Lucia. 785.227.8687 /

12.25, 6 AM
Julotta Service: Traditional Swedish Lutheran Christmas service at Bethany Lutheran Church, 785.227.2167 /

12.26, 10 AM
Annandag Jul: "Another day of Christmas" service in Swedish at Bethany Lutheran Church, 785-785.227.2167 /

12.07, 10 AM – 4 PM
Swedish Yuletide. Food, crafts, gifts, Swedish café, musical entertainment,
Lucia and activities for kids. /

East Longmeadow
12.15, 3-5 PM
Lucia Fest: Singing, folk dancing and refreshments. Brage-Iduna Lodge #9,

12.08, 12-4 PM
Traditional St. Lucia Fest: Music, shopping, baked goods, kids’ crafts, glögg and Swedish meatball luncheon. At SAC Park, 508.320.9198 /

Farmington Hills
11.23, 9:30 AM - 2 PM
Swedish Christmas Fair. Lucia pageant, home-baked goods, waffles and folk music. At Finnish Culture Center,

Grand Rapids
12.07, 10:30 AM-12 PM
23rd Annual Swedish Lucia Celebration, followed by coffee hour with saffron buns, cardamom bread and pepparkakor. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 616-458-0420 / /

12.07-12.08, 10 AM-4 PM
Julmarknad: Handmade artisan items for sale, Nordic-inspired items, special performances by Nordic music and dance groups, family art activities, festival food and cardamom bread, cookies and other treats. American Swedish Institute, 612.871. 4907 /

12.14, 10 AM & 1 PM
Lucia Celebration Concert: This special Swedish concert featuring the youthful voices of the 2019 ASI Lucia Choir, who performs traditional music in this magical one-hour concert in Larson Hall. American Swedish Institute, 612.871. 4907 /

12.21, 6:30 PM & 12.22, 1 PM
Julbord: A full selection of traditional dishes, such as meatballs, herring and delectable desserts prepared by the talented FIKA chefs as part of ASI’s Slate & Stone Catering. Cash bar available. RSVP by Dec. 13, American Swedish Institute, 612.871. 4907 /

12.15, 4-7 PM
Sankta Lucia: Children of all ages participate, with delicious treats afterward. Swedish Cultural Heritage Society at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 701.306.6554 /

11.21, 12-6 PM
Lutfisk & Swedish Meatball Dinner. Traditional holiday Swedish Smörgåsbord. RSVP Gammelgården Museum, 651.433.5054 /

12.08, 6 AM-12 PM
Lucia: Follow the candlelit pathway for a brief Swedish prayer service. Then cross the street for a full Lucia Julfest Breakfast with special musical guests. The museum’s Lucia artifacts are on display all month. Breakfast $5-$15/tickets at the door. Gammelgarden Museum, 651.383.7351 /

New Jersey
Budd Lake - Vasa Park
11.30, 5 PM
Juldans - Dancing around the Christmas tree with traditional music. Scandinavian specialties, glögg, Sankta Lucia pageant, 973.691.8637 /

New Providence
11.23, 10 AM - 3 PM
Scandinavian Import & Gift Sale: Holiday products and food for sale. Lodge Linne#429 VOA , 908.665.1292

Upper Montclair
11.24, 10 AM - 4 PM
Swedish Christmas Fair: Swedish handicrafts, food, glögg, café and Lucia pageant. 815.861.2760 /

New York
12.15, 2 PM
Julfest Long Island: Scandinavian family celebration with glögg, Lucia, dancing, Smörgåsbandet live music, dinner and open bar, 718.415.0602 / /

12.07, 9AM - 1PM
Julmarknad at Jamestown Community College. 716.665.0883 /

New York
11.22 -11.24, 11 AM
The Swedish Church Julbasar. Crafts, music, Swedish food, glögg, etc. /

12.06, 6 -11:45 PM
Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball: A festive evening at the Metropolitan Club with open bar, hors d’oeuvres and 3-course dinner, Lucia procession and songs, and dancing until midnight. American Scandinavian Society, 212.751.0714 /

12.08, 3:30-6:30 PM
Lucia & Folkdancing Program: Music by Smörgåsbandet, raffles, glögg and gifts available for purchase. Barnklubben Elsa Rix #1, 516.565.2091 /

12.24, 1 PM
Scandinavian Christmas Service: In Norwegian/English with a coffee hour, cakes and raffle afterward. Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 212.319.0370 /

St James
11.16, 10 AM - 4 PM
Scandinavian Bazaar. Lunch and items from all Scandinavian countries for sale. Sons of Norway. At St. James Lutheran Church, 631.862.8017 /

West Hempstead
12.08, 3:30-6:30 PM
Lucia & Folk dancing Program: Music by Smorgasbandet, raffles, glogg and gifts available for purchase. Barnklubben Elsa Rix #1 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 516.565.2091 /

North Carolina
12.07, 10 AM-5 PM
Scandinavian Christmas Fair: Crafts for sale, live Nordic entertainment, homemade Scandinavian food, pastries and candy, Santa’s workshop, Lucia procession @ 4 p.m. At state fairgrounds, 919.824.2335 /

North Dakota
12.08, 1 PM
Three Crowns Lucia Festival: An afternoon of music, mischievous tomtes, dancing around the Christmas tree, Lucia procession, kids’ crafts and Swedish treats and coffee. Free. At Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 701.663.4023 /

12.15, 4 - 7 PM
Annual Lucia Fest. Tickets: Scandinavian Society of Cincinnati,

Cleveland Heights
12.14, 4:30- 5:30 PM
Lucia Program: Swedish concert by the Vasa Voices mixed choir, Lucia Program and smörgåsbord at 6 p.m. At Peace Lutheran Church, RSVP to 216.371.5141 /

Scanfair: The annual two-day Nordic Christmas market is at the Veteren’s Memorial Colliseum, 503.977.0275 /

12.14, 3-5PM
Lucia Fest: Traditional Lucia pageant and music of the season, dancing around the Christmas tree, Tomten, glögg and baked goods. At First Presbyterian Church, 503.807.9808 /

12.14, 6:30 PM
Julbord: 4th annual Julbord Dinner with Broder Söder is inspired by Nordic traditions, music and delicious holiday food. Nordia House. RSVP, 503.977.0275 /

12.06, 6-10 PM
Julbord: An authentic Christmas smorgasbord for the whole family is followed by the Lucia procession. The Christmas Market is open all evening. RSVP by Dec.1. American Swedish Historical Museum, 215.389.1776 /

12.06, 6-8 PM
12.07-12.08, 2-5 PM
Sankta Lucia and St. Eric’s Fair. Celebrating the 82nd year and Christmas bazaar with Scandinavian imports. At Gloria Dei Old Swedes Church, /

12.07, 11 AM-4 PM
Lucia Fest and Christmas Market: Family-friendly event with Lucia processions at 1 & 3:15 p.m. Favorite holiday deli items, Christmas decorations, baked goods and gifts. Advance tickets recommended. American Swedish Historical Museum, 215.389.1776 /

12.14, 6-10 PM
Annual Winter Holiday Party: A night with Scandinavian Christmas food, akvavit and snapsvisor (drinking songs) and that Christmas feeling at Gloria Dei, Old Swedish Church. SACC and NACC Philadelphia, 267.726.0695 /

Rhode Island
11.17, 9:30 AM - 1 PM
Swedish Holiday Brunch: Swedish pancakes, baked goods and holiday items. Santa visit. RSVP Vasa Star Lodge #56, 401.739.3530 /

East Greenwich
12.07, 4-6 PM
Lucia: Live candles and songs in Swedish, gingerbread and Tomte skits performed by the kids, reception with Swedish refreshments. With RISHA at St. Luke’s Church, 401.450.9688 /

South Dakota
12.15, 2-5 PM
42nd celebration of St. Lucia in Dalesburg: Välkommen! Dalesburg Scandinavian Association, 605.253.2575 / /

11.23, 2:30 PM
Lucia Procession with children, glogg and cookies. Wooden Spoon, /

12.07, 10 AM – 2 PM
JulBasar and Lucia Celebration: /

12.08, 5 PM
Lucia Celebration. /

Salt Lake City
12.07, 4-8 PM
Lucia Celebration: Celebrate Lucia with live candles, music, Swedish foods, candy, decorations, linens and more for sale. RSVP for a traditional Christmas dinner at Swedish Heritage Society of Utah at First Baptist Church, 801.268.2898

11.23 - 11.24, 10 AM - 6 PM
Julefest. Nordic treats, kids’ crafts and activities inside Santa’s workshop. Nordic National Museum, 206.789.5707 /

12.08, 1-2:30 PM
Children’s Christmas in Scandinavia: Santa Lucia Pageant, Christmas crafts and a visit from Santa. Nordic National Museum, 206.789.5707 /

12.12, 5:30-8 PM
Glögg & Meatballs Celebrate Christmas early at Skål Beer Hall in Ballard! Join fellow Scandinavians in celebrating Christmas properly - with meatballs, herring and salmon. /

12.06, 6-9 PM
Sankta Lucia Celebration: For more than 60 years, we’ve celebrated Sankta Lucia (PLU students can apply for the Lucia Scholarship). At Scandinavian Cultural Center of Pacific Lutheran University, 253.535.7322 / /

Washington, DC
12.07, 10 AM - 5 PM
Swedish Holiday Market: Nordic vendors and artists selling holiday ornaments, decorations, textiles, Swedish glass, books, glögg, candy and more! Lucia procession at 5 p.m. Silent auction, Jultomte and face painting. Tickets at /

12.13, 5:30-7:30 PM
Jul fest: On Lucia Dagen itself. 715.222.0138, /

12.14, 3-8:30 PM
Sankta Lucia at Folklore Village: Make heart baskets, color Swedish Dalahorses, shape the saffron buns (served later!) and learn traditional songs for the evening Lucia ceremony. Potluck dinner at 5:30, followed by Lucia, saffron buns, tea and the family-friendly evening dance. Folklore Village, 608.924.4000 /

12.14, 4-8:30 PM
Julfest Christmas Party: An evening of Nordic Christmas traditions: a 3-course dinner buffet, St. Lucia procession, holiday crafts, raffle, dancing around the Christmas tree, and Santa. At St. Mark’s Church, /

12.08, 5-7 PM
Lucia Celebration: Hear the story and beautiful music of the Swedish celebration of Lucia then dance around the Christmas tree, visit with Santa, enjoy coffee and treats. At Whitnall Park Lutheran Church in Hales Corners, 262.781.6113 / /

Sister Bay
12.06 & 12.07
Traditional Swedish Julbord: A multi-course Christmas smörgåsbord at Al Johnson’s. RSVP to 920.854.2626 /

12.15, 3-6 PM
Lucia: Svenska Skolans Luciafirande with Lucia, glögg, kaffe, lussekatter, pepparkakor och tomten at Retzer Nature Center. 414.915.9675 /

Swedish Traditional Julbord Buffet hosted by IKEA Food at IKEA Restaurants with an all-you-can eat buffet! Contact your local IKEA store for tickets and more information.

For continuous info from all over the U.S., see events at Find your local SWEA chapter by going to - almost every SWEA organization has Lucia and Christmas fairs.