State Fairgrounds, Raleigh NC - 10am - 5pm, Saturday Dec. 2nd, 2023

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Organizer of the Scandinavian Christmas Fair, Raleigh, NC, Dec. 2nd, 2023

The annual Scandinavian Christmas Fair is organized by the non-profit Vasa Order of America's Carl Larsson Lodge.


The Vasa Order of America is the largest organization for individuals and families of Scandinavian descent in America.  Most of its members are men and women over 14 years of age with Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic roots who would like to enjoy the traditions of their forefathers or share their Scandinavian heritage.  Swedish in origin, the Vasa Order also welcomes those who are not of Nordic ancestry but are committed to the promotion and advancement of Nordic heritage and culture.  Founded more than a century ago, the Vasa Order today boasts nearly three hundred lodges governed by 19 district lodges in the United States, Sweden and Canada.  Members and their families come together monthly for fellowship, traditional celebrations and food, educational experiences, music, folk dancing and other activities.

Vasa's Carl Larsson Lodge meets ten times a year in Raleigh, NC - usually at 5:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month (except July and August). Our normal meeting location is the Quail Hollow Swim Club, 800 Orleans Place, in Raleigh. We also meet at other locations for special celebrations such as our fabulous Midsommar Picnic in June and a delightful Crayfish Party in September. Each meeting features a traditional homemade Swedish dinner, as well as a program about some aspect of Sweden and/or Scandinavia. Many evenings also feature live Scandinavian music and dancing.

Our December meeting celebrates the holidays with a beautiful Lucia Procession, after which members and guests enjoy the Julbord - the traditional Swedish Christmas feast!  For more information about the Carl Larsson Lodge or to request a membership application, contact Rita Hollinghurst