Washington Lodge Website

 Version 2.12  November 29, 2023 

In honor of the award of the Nobel Prize in literature to Jon Fosse, we have added a page to the reading circle website with articles by Christine Meloni on Fosse and his work.     

Click to check out the Jon Fosse Page

Welcome to our Website

Are you interested in Norway Literature, History, Folklore, Genealogy, Food, or Language? Do you want to connect to your roots, study the Viking age or the Norwegian Resistance in WWII, or discuss the latest in Norwegian culture?
The Sons of Norway members in the nation's capital, representing a diversity of background and nationality, share an interest in Norwegian and Scandinavian Culture. We trust that all ages will find something of interest -- in our web site and in our lodge. We have almost 400 members. Most are from the local area of DC, Maryland, and Virginia, but we also have members from another 16 states as well as Norway, Canada, and Great Britain.

For information on membership, contact Shelley Mitchell (703-815-4367) or vp@norwaydc.org .

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For other information, contact Dave Brown President@norwaydc.org .

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Sunday, December 17, 2 to 5 p.m.

Norway House 3846 Meredith Dr. Fairfax, VA 22030

You and your family are warmly invited to our festive Juletrefest gala! Join us for an enchanting evening filled with music, camaraderie, and a delightful feast provided by the lodge. Norway House will be adorned with the spirit of the season. All are welcome! This annual Juletrefest celebration promises an immersive experience with a focus on songs, folklore, and delectable dining.

The lodge is excited to offer a sumptuous buffet featuring culinary delights from around the world. This is not a potluck! Renowned musician, teacher, and author Bonnie Fite will lead us on a melodic journey showcasing various Christmas songs including her unique rendition of a holiday classic "The Twelve New Days of Christmas." The party will be MC’d by Dave Brown, accompanied by piano music from our own talented Jan Malecha.

Be on the lookout for a special appearance by Julenisse, who will bring joy and gifts for the children. If you're attending with children, please bring a small, wrapped gift for Julenisse's helper at the door. Kindly notify Youth Director Elspeth Christianson at youth@norwaydc.org to ensure Julenisse is aware of your attendance.

The first 40 adults to join us will receive small gifts and there will be several door prizes throughout the event. Make this Juletrefest a memorable experience for your children and grandchildren! For inquiries, feel free to email Bill DeRoche at Programs@NorwayDC.org.

 We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you and creating lasting memories together.

Sons of Norway 2023 Norwegian Christmas Festival 

    Friday December 1, 10 AM to 5 PM
    Saturday December 2, 10 AM to 5 PM 

Norway House, 3846 Meredith Dr., Fairfax, VA
Imported foods for sale (fiskeballer, cheeses, lefse, chocolates & more). Browse our selections of Dale of Norway sweaters, jewelry, rosemaling, handicrafts, toys, Christmas décor, kitchenware, linens, books & more. Free Admission 

Due to the space limitations inside Norway House, we abide with the Fire Marshall's regulations for the number of people who can safely be in Norway House at any one time.  For the past 2 years, we have accommodated walk-in guests as space permits, guests with reservations receive priority entrance.  Walk-in guests may have to wait a few minutes for entrance. We look forward to seeing you at one of our Festival dates! No reservations are required for the Norwegian Cafe, to see the Lundehunds, Norwegian storytelling, play the traditional Norwegian game of Kubb or try your hand at Norwegian Cornhole 

Cultural Skills

This fall the lodge is running a Cooking Pin Challenge.  Photograph the Norwegian treats and main dishes you cook this fall, and let’s see how many lodge members can earn a first, second, or third cultural skills pin before the end of the year!  Email culturalskills@norwaydc.org to find out more about the Cultural Skills program.