Seattle looks north for yuletide fun

October 21, 2013 by  

In a little over a month, the Nordic Heritage Museum will be hosting its annual Yulefest, offering a traditional Nordic Christmas experience to people in Kent and other areas around Seattle.

Over 5,000 visitors are expected to enjoy the event, which will include handmade gifts created locally, as well as Nordic – centered goods and gifts right from Scandinavia, such as hand-knitted sweaters, woodworking items, jewelry, and rugs woven by hand – all offered by more than 40 merchants. Brochure printers may wish to use this opportunity to advertise the event.

Three stages throughout the museum will present Nordic folk dancers, singers, and fiddlers. Children and adults can enjoy the free holiday crafts and activities that will be on hand. Yuletide Gifts-to-Go, a silent auction, will be running every day from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. People can bid on gifts and exclusive experiences to name just a few of the offerings.

The traditional Yulefest Raffle will again offer two Icelandair roundtrip tickets to Scandinavia along with other prizes. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased before and during the event at the museum.

Authentic Scandinavian food will be offered, such as Danish aebleskiver and krumkake (both types of pancakes) at Kaffestuga along with traditional hot spice wine known as ‘glogg’, in the Bodega. Food can be purchased for taking home as well.

Although admission is by donation, the suggested amounts are adults $3, kids aged 6-12 $1, and children under 6 are free. Parking is available with a suggested $2 donation. The event will be held November 23 – 24, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Heritage Nordic Museum, 3014 NW 67th ST., Seattle.