Photos from the 2017 Holiday Festival & Bazaar

The 2017 Norwegian Holiday Festival & Bazaar will be Friday, December 1 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Saturday, December 2 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Women displaying Norwegian jewelry to a customer
This will be our 47th annual event. Check out the Special Holiday Edition (pdf) of our newsletter, the Capital Viking, for more details about events and products.

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, krumkakker, and vaffler hot off the griddle, sweaters, jewelry, cookbooks, traditional baked goods including julekake, unique gift ideas, craft demonstrations, and much more! 

At 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, Jardar Johansen and his musicians, from Tromsø, Norway, will give a concert at Christ Lutheran Church. The concert is free, but Jardar and his musicians appreciate donations. (They'll also perform at the Union Station Tree Lighting ceremony on Nov. 29.)

At 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, the Nordic Dancers will entertain. 

  • 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

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


Friday (bazaar open 10-6)
  • Accordion 10-12
  • Lefse 10-12
  • Nordic Knitting 10-2
  • Waffles & Krumkake 10-3
  • Hardanger Embroidery 10-4
  • Violin 12-2
  • Lundehunds 11-4
  • Jardar Johansen concert 6:00 p.m.
Saturday (bazaar open 9-4)
  • Fjord horses 9-3 (weather permitting)
  • Accordion 9-11
  • Nordic Knitting 9-4
  • Lefse 9:30-11:30, 1-3
  • Waffles & Krumkake 9:30-3
  • Lundehunds 10-4
  • Nordic Dancers 12-12:45
  • Scandinavian Fiddle 1-3

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!

 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:
  • 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 
Norwegian flag butterfly earrings 
Moose heart earrings 
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.