Ringing in the New Year with holiday cheer!

Happy 2020!


Photo: Vesterheim
One of the younger guests at Vesterheim’s Norwegian Christmas celebration revels in a special treat.


Photo: Vesterheim
Only at Vesterheim can you meet and greet live goats at the annual Norwegian Christmas celebration.


Photo: Deane Motis
At this year’s Julebord in Seattle, NACC Pacific N.W. chapter founder Leif Eie and president Jahn Hoel talk about the first celebration 50 years ago.


Photo: Al Benson
Julenisse Ken Johnson of Yorkville presents a gift to Owen Brungart, at the Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge 5-472 in Aurora, Ill.


Norwegian Room

Photo: Kara Hakanson / American Swedish Institute
The Norwegian Christmas room at the Turnblad Mansion in Minneapolis hearkens back to the year 1945 and the first “free” Christmas after the end of the occupation of Norway during WWII.


Lucia Mindekirken

Photo: Shari L. Gross / Star Tribune
Juniper Krause and Freja Vevang took part in a
procession marking Santa Lucia Day at Mindekirken in Minneapolis.



Photo: Lori Ann Reinhall
Nisse was on hand to celebrate jul together with
the children of Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Lodge in Seattle.


Photo: Lori Ann Reinhall
And, of course, Leif Erikson Lodge, was ready
for nisse with a big bowl of yummy rice pudding, complete with an almond!


This article originally appeared in the December 27, 2019, issue of The Norwegian American.

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