Welcome to the Scandinavian Christmas Fair
Dec. 2nd, 2023, Raleigh, North Carolina
Kerr Scott Building, State Fairgrounds
The Scandinavian Christmas Fair in Raleigh, North Carolina is an authentic
celebration of the traditions of the Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Norway,
Denmark, Finland and Iceland.
This old-world celebration is certain to get you in the spirit of the
season. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the Julmarknad (Christmas
Fair in Swedish) and it attracts people from Scandinavia and of Scandinavian
descent as well as many Americans who have made this an annual tradition.
Several local Scandinavian organizations are represented at the fair
and there are plenty of opportunities to learn a little more about the
people and customs of the Scandinavian countries. You might even pick
up a few words in a local tongue and develop a taste for that traditional
The Scandinavian Christmas Fair is sponsored by Vasa - a Swedish-American organization.
The proceeds of this event go towards scholarships and to support local
Talented artisans and vendors offer unique crafts and gifts from all
over Scandinavia. You will find everything from knives and quilts to crystal
pieces, jewelry, home made bread, and Christmas decorations.