Yulefest set for this weekend at Nordic Heritage Museum


The Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St) will host the 39th annual Yulefest this weekend (November 19 and 20) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Locals can get a head start on their holiday shopping while immersing themselves in some Nordic Christmas traditions over the weekend at Yulefest.

The festival will offer attendees the chance to experience Nordic food, music and craft holiday traditions. Specialty food will be on offer throughout the museum including open-face Scandinavian sandwiches at the Nordic Café; krumkake and lefse in the Kaffestuga; and, in the Bodega, glögg and a variety of Nordic beers.

In terms of entertainment, guests are sure to enjoy the Scandinavian fiddlers, singers, and folk dancers who will be performing on stages throughout the course of the festival. Festival-goers of all ages can take part in holiday-inspired crafts, activities and even get their photo taken with Santa.

Yulefest will also feature 40 merchants who will have Nordic-insipired wares on sale. Complete your holiday shopping early with the items on offer including both locally made and Scandanavian imported goods such as jewelry, high-quality woodworking, hand-woven rugs, woolen sweaters, and more.

This year’s Yulefest will also include the popular silent auction which will be held each day from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. The auction will feature both exclusive experiences and specialty Nordic items. The annual Yulefest Raffle will also be in full swing with the grand prize of two roundtrip tickets to Scandinavia aboard Icelandair. Raffle tickets can be purchased on the day or in advance from the Museum.

Yulefest admission price is $5 for adults and is free for children under 12. Nordic Heritage Museum Members will be admitted free.

Click here to learn more about this year’s Yulefest

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