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December 2021

Candle Making & Christmas Crafts in Person

December 8 @ 6:00 pm

Come and make your own hand-dipped candle, it’s a fun part of making Christmas crafts at the Museum. While the candles are drying we make other Swedish decorations. Hopefully we will have time for a special treat as well. Come prepared with a pair of scissors. Coffee and sandwiches are served. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Reservations are required by Wednesday, Dec. 1 and no refunds within 5 days of the event. This event is for…

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Breakfast with Tomten in Person

December 11 @ 9:00 am

One of our most popular family event of the year is back! Join us on either Saturday or Sunday for a Swedish pancake breakfast with traditional crafts, a special visit from Tomten, and dancing around the Christmas tree. Cost: $15 members (adults and children 2 and over); $20 non-members (adults and children 2 and over); $5 children aged 12-24 months; Infants are free. Prepaid and confirmed tickets are required and no refunds available for cancellations within 5 days of event.…

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Breakfast with Tomten in Person

December 12 @ 9:00 am

One of our most popular family event of the year is back! Join us on either Saturday or Sunday for a Swedish pancake breakfast with traditional crafts, a special visit from Tomten, and dancing around the Christmas tree. Cost: $15 members (adults and children 2 and over); $20 non-members (adults and children 2 and over); $5 children aged 12-24 months; Infants are free. Prepaid and confirmed tickets are required and no refunds available for cancellations within 5 days of event.…

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St. Lucia

December 13

5 p.m. procession from the Swedish American Museum to the Andersonville Winter Market 5:30 p.m. Andersonville Winter Market 7 p.m. Performance at Ebenezer Lutheran Church – tickets required Celebrate St. Lucia Day with Lucia candidates representing Swedish-American organizations throughout the Chicago area. This year we will start the celebration with a candle lit procession from the Museum to the Andersonville Winter Market on Catalpa Avenue. The performance will then take place in front of the Christmas tree at the Andersonville…

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Book Club Online

December 18 @ 1:00 pm

The Museum book club reads a wide range of books from the Nordic countries. This is a free event and you can register by emailing museum@samac.org. Here are the upcoming book club books: December – The Saga of Gosta Bergling by Selma Lagerlöf (updated book) The books can be bought in the Museum Store. About The Saga of Gosta Bergling In 1909, Selma Lagerlöf became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Saga of Gösta Berling is her first…

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Julmiddag

December 19 @ 5:00 pm

A festive and traditional Swedish Christmas smörgåsbord will be served at the Museum. The children are invited to participate in a St. Lucia procession before a special visit from Tomten and everyone is welcome to dance around the Christmas tree. Cost is $70 for members; $80 for non-members; $20 for children 12 and under; infants 12 months and under are free. RSVP by Dec. 11 on the Museum website or at the Museum. Prepaid and confirmed tickets are required and…

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Swedish Movie Online

December 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Swedish Movie Online is kind of like a book club. You watch the movie at home in your own time and then we get together via Zoom to discuss what we have watched. In December we are watching Rännstensungar (Street Kids) on YouTube. About Street Kids When her mother dies, the poor and unknown painter Johan Fahlén takes care of Ninni. She is paralyzed from below the waist, but Fahlén promises that one day she will be able to walk.…

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