Norwegian Holiday Festival & Bazaar

The 2016 Norwegian Holiday Festival & Bazaar will be Friday, December 2 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Saturday, December 3 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.).

This will be our 46th annual event. We’ll have all the imported foods and gifts you can imagine, plus traditional live music, dancing, and cultural demonstrations. 

View photos and more information from the 2015 Festival.

Accordion player Paul Carlson Andrea Hoag
Left to right: Norwegian accordionist Jo Storaker; fiddler Paul Carlson; nordic violinist Andrea Hoag

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, Voss water, coffee and other soft drinks!

children's crafts table Baked goods at the bazaar
Left to right: Children's Craft Activities, 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
  • Rosemaled Ornaments 
and Gifts by Tina Keune 
  • 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”
Knitting Nordic Weaving Nordic weaving A Shopkeeper's Daughter
Left to right: knitting by Solborg Jansberg; nordic weaving by Linda Hurt (2 photos); A Shopkeeper's Daughter, book by Rachel Wisdom 

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.