Courtesy of Nordic Heritage Museum

Where’s the lutefisk? Yulefest celebration starts Saturday

Yulefest is almost here for a weekend-long holiday festival at the Nordic Heritage Museum.

The festival happens Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Yulefest features over 40 merchants, musical performances; and authentic cuisine like krumkake, lefse, and Danish æbleskiver. Santa will also be making a special appearance.

Admission is a suggested donation of $3 for adults and $1 for kids 6 to 11. Kids under 6 are free. Limited parking is available for a suggested donation of $2.

The Nordic Heritage Museum has provided a schedule below. For more information go to http://www.nordicmuseum.org/events.aspx

YuleFest complete schedule:

Saturday:
Nordic Cafe (auditorium)
10:00 a.m. NW Nordic Ladies Chorus: Norwegian and Swedish folk and traditional Christmas music
11:00 a.m. Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle
Noon Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle
1:00 p.m. Katrilli Finnish Folkdancers: traditional dance, music, and Lucia processional
2:00 p.m. Leikarringen, Poulsbo Sons of Norway: Scandianavian folk dance
3:00 p.m. Swedish Women's Choir: traditional joyful Swedish Christmas music
4:00 p.m. Nordiska Folkdancers & Musicians: dance and music from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark

Kaffestuga
Noon Vern & Jeannie Lindquist: a variety of music and instruments from Scandinavia
1:00 p.m. Harald Nygaard & Juanita Holmes: Scandinavian favorites on accordion & violin
2:00 p.m. Klem-o-Kram: original arrangements played and sung
3:00 p.m. Vern & Jeannie Lindquist: a variety of music and instruments from Scandinavia
4:00 p.m. Richard & Bjarne: accordion duo

Bodega
11:00 a.m. Richard & Bjarne: accordion duo
2:00 p.m. Skandia Kapell: formed and re-formed since the 1950s, still playing traditional Scandinavian music
3:00 p.m. Harald Nygaard & Juanita Holmes: Scandinavian favorites on accordion & violin
4:00 p.m. Allspice: Nordic dance music

Sunday:
Nordic Cafe (auditorium)
10:00 a.m. Leikarringen of Leif Erikson Lodge with Barneleikarringen of Greater Seattle: traditional Norwegian Dance
11:00 a.m. Trejdeksnitis: Latvian dancers
Noon Smilin' Scandinavians: Lively mix of traditional music
1:00 p.m. Finnish Choral Society: Christmas songs from Finland and the world
2:00 p.m. Kul: improvisation with original and traditional music
3:00 p.m. Mäd Fiddlu: traditional music on the uniquely Swedish nyckelharpa
4:00 p.m. TinnFelen Hardanger Fiddle Ensemble: gammeldans music

Kaffestuga
11:00 a.m. Richard & Bjarne: accordion duo
Noon Kul: improvisation with original and traditional music
1:00 p.m. Teresa Mae: inspiring acoustic rock and pop/rock music
3:00 p.m. Teresa Mae: inspiring acoustic rock and pop/rock music

Bodega
11:00 a.m. MetroGnomes: Nordic gnomes with a dance beat
Noon Richard & Bjarne: accordion duo
1:00 p.m. Jon Pfaff: singer and story teller
2:00 p.m. Sissel Peterson & Friends: Scandinavian dance tunes and other favorites
3:00 p.m. Sprida Ut: harmonious Scandianvian strings and vocals
4:00 p.m. Jon Pfaff: singer and story teller

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