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. 

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

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


Friday Music
  • Accordion 10-12
  • Violin 12-2
Friday Demonstrations
  • Lefse 11-3
  • Waffler & Krumkake 10-3
  • Hardanger Embroidery 10-4
  • Knitting 10-1
Saturday Music
  • Accordion 9-11
  • Nordic Dancers 11:45-12:30
  • Fiddle 1-3
Saturday Demonstrations
  • Lefse a.m. & p.m.
  • Waffler & Krumkake 9:30-3
  • Hardanger Embroidery 9-12
  • Weaving 9-4
  • Knitting 9-3

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 

Volunteers Needed

Festival Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers receive 5% to 10% discount, depending on hours worked. Jobs include setting up at the Church on Thursday, Dec. 1, helping with the café and merchandise on Dec 2 and 3, 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 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.