Throughout the year we provide our members with many cultural events and activities.
Upcoming New Sweden Activities at a Glance
Mark your calendars!
- December 9 and 10 – Scan Fair at Portland Convention Center
- December 16th – New Sweden’s Lucia Fest
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December 9 and 10 – Scan Fair at Portland Convention Center
December 16th – New Sweden’s Lucia Fest
Scandinavian tradition holds that in Värmland, Sweden, a white clad maiden wearing a crown of burning candles and a red sash brought food to starving villagers on the shores of Lake Vänern. On the morning of December 13, the strains of “Santa Lucia” are heard everywhere in Sweden as the white-robed maiden comes out of the night with her crown of lighted candles to dispel the darkness, bringing light to the Christmas season. While it was originally a Swedish tradition, it has since spread to the other Scandinavian countries.
When: December 16th, 2023, 3:00 PM
Where: Moreland Presbyterian Church, 1814 SE Bybee Blvd, Portland
Thank you for your support at our previous functions!
- November 25 – Our annual Christmas Market “The Goat” was a great success. Thank you to everyone who contributed to a wonderful day!
- September 24 – Kraftskiva was a roaring party as usual! The crayfish were especially excellent this year.