Norwegian Holiday Festival & Bazaar 2019


The 2019 Norwegian Holiday Festival & Bazaar will be Friday, December 6 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Saturday, December 7 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Women displaying Norwegian jewelry to a customer

Christ Lutheran Church, Fairfax, VA
3810 Meredith Drive, Fairfax, Virginia (directions)

Come out for two days of live music, a huge variety of imported foods (we have nokkelost!), lefse, krumkaker, and vaffler hot off the griddle, sweaters, jewelry, cookbooks, traditional baked goods including julekake, unique gift ideas, craft demonstrations, and much more


  • Imported Norwegian Foods
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Live Music & Folk Dancing
  • Fiber Arts Demonstrations
  • Unique Gifts - Huge Selection
  • Nordic Sweaters
  • Rosemaling by Tina Keune
  • Children's Books & Toys
  • Jewelry

Two accordion players Nordic dancers wearing traditional bunads
Left to right: Norwegian accordionists; Nordic Dancers

Schedule of activities is subject to change.


Friday, Dec., 6

  • Lefse demonstrations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Krumkaker and Vaffler demonstrations 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Hardanger Embroidery demonstration (Lucy Lyons-Willis, award winning fiber artist) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Accordion (Jo Storaker) 10 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Fiddle (Andrea Hoag) 12 noon to 2 p.m.

 

Saturday, Dec.7

  • Fjord Horses “Bella” and “Fia” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting)
  • Nordic Dancers  2 p.m.
  • Lefse demonstration 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Krumkaker and Vaffler demonstration 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nordic knitting demonstration 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Lynn Rundhaugen – winner of several firsts and best in show at Maryland State Fairs and Sons of Norway District Competitions, among others)
  • Accordion (Jo Storaker) 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Fiddle (Paul Carlson) 2 to 4 p.m.

Norwegian Cafe

Make sure to join us for Norwegian Lunch in our Norwegian Cafe — our menu includes authentic Norwegian pea soup served with cheese/Norwegian flatbread, hot dogs, lingonberry beverage, Solo, coffee and other soft drinks!

 A man in a Norway flag apron, making lefse A woman standing behind a table full of kransekaker
Left to right: David H. making lefse; Rannveig Fredheim with her Kransekake and baked goods.

Items for Sale

Items for sale include:

  • Unique Gifts
  • Handcrafted Items
  • Norwegian Jewelry
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Cooking Appliances
  • Hats,T-shirts, Clothing
  • Nordic Sweaters and Knitwear
  • Books, Cards, and Calendars
  • Tablecloths and Kitchen Linens
  • Christmas Ornaments and Decor
  • Porcelain, Pewter and Glass Decor
and Accessories
  • Baked Goods, Lefse, and Norwegian Chocolate
  • Vintage & Unique “Scandinaviana”
Featured artisans include: (subject to change)
  • Tina Keune  - Rosemaled Ornaments 
and Gifts
  • Bernice Duvall - Felted Wool Scandinavian design ornaments and watercolors
  • Erika Tucker - Original designed Nordic inspired jewelry
  • Karen Richardson - Original designs for felted Nisse, Trolls and other woodland animals

Knitting American Girl doll bunad The Brave Little Puppy book The Reindeer Wish book
Left to right: knitting by Solbjorg Jansberg; American Girl doll bunad; The Brave Little Puppy by Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen; The Reindeer Wish by Lori Evert.

Runic necklace 
Moose tie clip 
Viking ship necklace 
Moose heart earrings 
Pendants of the Norwegian flag shaped like a butterfly.

Original designed Nordic-inspired jewelry by Erika Tucker 

Volunteers Needed

Festival Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers receive 5% to 10% discount, depending on hours worked. Jobs include setting up at the Church on Thursday, Nov. 30, helping with the café and merchandise on Dec 1 and 2, and packing up after the event. No experience necessary; non-members and friends of the lodge welcome. 

Please fill out your availability on the volunteer sign-up sheet. If you have any questions, contact festival@norwaydc.org or call Marie at 703-815-3467.

:Bazaar History

Our first Norwegian Christmas Bazaar was held in 1967 at the Washington Hilton Hotel. We have had an annual Christmas bazaar ever since. This event serves both as a fundraiser and as outreach to the community.

From 1997-2008, our bazaar was part of the Royal Norwegian Embassy’s Christmas at Union Station. From 2009-2012, our bazaar was held at the Fairfax Elks Club, and in 2013 it moved to a new location at Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfax, directly across the street from our lodge's home at the Norway House.