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    11:30 am - 4:30 pm

    American Swedish Historical Museum

    Join us for Lucia – a really popular and beautiful Swedish holiday celebration that will definitely get you in the right Christmas spirit!

    The Swedish Christmas Café will be selling traditional foods and sweets, and the Christmas Market is open for holiday shopping. But most important – don’t miss the Lucia performances in the grand hall at 1pm and 3pm.

    Sign up online at, call 215-389-1776, or pay at the door. Read more and invite your friends:

    Lucia is celebrated in Sweden every year on December 13 (mind you – American Swedish Historical Musuem’s celebration however is on Saturday, December 7). The Lucia Fest includes a performance with a young lady in a white gown, entering in the dark with candles in her hair, accompanied by attendants, and sometimes also by star boys, “tomtar” (gnomes) and “pepparkaksgubbar” (ginger bread cookies) and they all sing traditional Swedish Lucia songs. These performances take place in churches, at home, in daycare, in parks – well, everywhere really – and are enjoyed together with gingerbread cookies, saffron buns and “glögg” (similar to mulled wine).

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