2014 Norwegian Holiday Festival & Bazaar

Friday, December 5 (10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.) & Saturday, December 6 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Christ Lutheran Church (across from Norway House)
3810 Meredith Dr, Fairfax, VA (directions)

This is our 44th annual event.

For more information, contact festival@norwaydc.org or call Susie at 703-861-4071.

Members and friends who wish to help with the Festival, please fill out the volunteer form.

Nordic Dancers trolls

Left to right: Nordic Dancers, artwork by Arvid "Chris" Kristoffersen

Festival Schedule

Friday Entertainment:

  • 10-12 – Jo Storaker – Nordic Accordion Music
  • 10-12 – Kristin Stone – Lefse Demonstration
  • 10-3  Waffles/Krumkake – (Judy Kee/Janice Brown Team)
  • 10-4 – Lucy Lyons Willis – Hardanger Demonstrations
  • 10-4  Kransekake by Rannveig Fredheim (or until they are sold out)
  • 10-4  Solbjorg Jansberg – Nordic Knitting
  • 10-4 – Book Signing – The Shopkeeper’s Daughter – Rachel Wisdom (Presentation Time 11 a.m.)
  • 12-2 – Andrea Hoag – Nordic Violin Music

Saturday Entertainment:

  • 9-11  Jo Storaker – Nordic Accordion Music
  • 9-12 – Lucy Lyons Willis – Hardanger Demonstrations 
  • 9-1 – Lynn Rundhaugen – Nordic Knitting Demonstration
  • 9-3 – Kransekake by Rannveig Fredheim(or until they are sold out)
  • 9-4 – Linda Hurt – Nordic Weaving Demonstration
  • 9:15 - 11:15  Children's Craft Activities (FREE) - Main Room
  • 9:30-11:30 – David Hofstad – Lefse Demonstration
  • 9:30-3  Waffles/Krumkake – (Judy Kee/Janice Brown Team)
  • 10-3  Solbjorg Jansberg – Nordic Knitting
  • 10-4 – Book Signing – The Shopkeeper’s Daughter – Rachel Wisdom (Presentation Time 10 a.m.)
  • 11:45-12:30 – Nordic Dancers – (Main Room)
  • 1-3 – Paul Carlson – Scandinavian Fiddle Music (Main Room)
  • 1-3 – Lynn Rundhaugen/Erik Larson – Lefse Demonstration
  • Weather permitting the world’s cutest dogs, Norwegian Lundehunds (church atrium)
Accordion player Paul Carlson Andrea Hoag
Left to right: Norwegian accordionist Jo Storaker; fiddler Paul Carlson; nordic violinist Andrea Hoag

children's crafts table
Children's Craft Activities

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, rommegrot, risengrot, open faced salmon sandwiches, ligonberry beverage, Solo, water, coffee and other soft drinks!

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”
The bazaar accepts debit and credit cards, cash, and checks.
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.