Late Night & Julmarknad Preview

Are you procrastinator when it comes to holiday shopping? Are you at your most productive when the stress of quickly approaching holiday is giving you a little extra motivation? Then join us for Late Night Andersonville when our Store stays open late and have special sale offers. Some of the Julmarknad vendors will be set ... Read More

Julmarknad

Julmarknad is the Museum’s annual Christmas Bazaar, where traditional Scandinavian and modern handicrafts will be available for purchase. Visit the Children’s Museum for crafts, games and a special visit from Santa. It is entertainment for the whole family and includes kaffestuga, Lucia processions and folk dancers.

Julmarknad

Julmarknad is the Museum’s annual Christmas Bazaar, where traditional Scandinavian and modern handicrafts will be available for purchase. Visit the Children’s Museum for crafts, games and a special visit from Santa. It is entertainment for the whole family and includes kaffestuga, Lucia processions and folk dancers.

Candle making & Christmas crafts

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 ... Read More

Breakfast with Tomten

One of our most popular family event of the year! Join us on either Saturday or Sunday for a Swedish pancake breakfast with traditional crafts, a special visit from Tomten, and more. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at approximately 11 a.m. It is recommended that you arrive as close to 9 ... Read More

Breakfast with Tomten

One of our most popular family event of the year! Join us on either Saturday or Sunday for a Swedish pancake breakfast with traditional crafts, a special visit from Tomten, and more. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at approximately 11 a.m. It is recommended that you arrive as close to 9 ... Read More

Lucia Crowning at Nordic House

Noon Crowning at Nordic House (400 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago) Celebrate St. Lucia Day with Lucia candidates representing Swedish-American organizations throughout the Chicago area. This year the crowning will take place downtown at the temporary Nordic House in the Wrigley building (400 N. Michigan Ave). We will then head up to Andersonville for a procession ... Read More

Lucia Procession to Catalpa Ave.

4:45 p.m. procession from the Swedish American Museum to the Catalpa (between Clark and Ashland) Enjoy a candle lit procession in Andersonville going up Clark street at 4:45 p.m. followed by an outdoor performance by the Christmas tree on Catalpa Ave. We end the day at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave. at 7 ... Read More

Lucia at Ebenezer Lutheran Church

7 p.m. Performance at Ebenezer Lutheran Church We end the day's Lucia celebrations at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave., with holiday songs, readings and a final St. Lucia procession. This year tickets will not be required for the church unless there is a sudden surge in Covid numbers.

Baking Class

Get ready for the Holiday season by learning how to bake some Swedish Holiday treats. There is a maximum of 6 people in this class. This is a hands on class and cost is $30 per person. Tickets In person class $30.00 USD

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