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St. Lucia Day Celebration

December 13, 2017

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Noon at Daley Plaza
4:45 p.m. at Swedish American Museum
7 p.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Join us in crowning this year’s Lucia at the Daley Plaza at noon. This procession of candidates are girls representing different Swedish organizations in the area.

Andersonville’s St. Lucia celebrations include a procession starting at 4:45 p.m. at the Museum and returns for a program at 5 p.m. Watch as the procession walks down a candle-lit Clark Street. At 7 p.m., the celebration continues at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave., with holiday songs, readings and a final St. Lucia procession. This procession combines the Lucia candidates from the Daley Plaza with a children’s choir.

We are still seeking St. Lucia candidates. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form below or download the application here and submit to the Museum or email to cgerbauletvanasse@samac.org.

For Group 1, any unmarried woman between the ages of 16 and 24, dressed in a long white Lucia gown, and any unmarried man in the same age group, dressed in a long white gown as a star boy is eligible to participate. You must be sponsored by a Swedish or Swedish-American organization or company, be available Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and also between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., attend rehearsals, learn the songs and have fun!

For Group 2, any children between the ages of 10 and 15 in white long gowns for Lucia or as a star boy are eligible to participate. Children between the ages 6 and 10 dressed as Pepparkaksgubbar (Gingerbread men) or Tomtar (Santas), Lucia or Stjärngossar (star boys) are also eligible to participate. Children must be available on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., attend rehearsals, learn the songs (as well as possible) and have fun!

Note – While we hope that most participants would provide their own outfit for the Lucia celebrations, we are happy to assist with finding costumes at cost for those who need help.


December 13, 2017


Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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