Little Sweden USA

A blog about Lindsborg

Hello everyone,

It’s another busy holiday weekend in Lindsborg.

We begin with the annual Lucia Fest, an all day celebration to honor Santa Lucia. Legend has it that Lucia, a historic symbol of hope and light who was burned at the stake in 304AD, first re-appeared a thousand years ago to provide food and drink during a famine in Sweden. Her annual appearance heralds the Christmas season and has been celebrated in Lindsborg for over 40 years.

The day begins with music and dance performances in downtown Lindsborg starting at 9:30 am at the Bank of America on Main Street. A wide variety of music will be performed.

Also during the morning, the Lindsborg Library is having a Christmas Bake Sale as well as hosting a Lucia party for the kids from 10 to 10:30.

At 11:30, the elementary school Lucia crowning ceremony will take place at the Bethany Lutheran Church.

After a break for lunch at the St Bridget’s soup luncheon and pie and bake sale, come enjoy the Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers perform at Lucia Park in downtown Lindsborg starting at 2PM.

At 2:30, join the procession down Main Street to the Bethany Lutheran Church, where the Crowning of Lucia and Lucia Fest Program commences at 3 PM. A reception follows.

And towards the end of the day, you can enjoy an Old Fashioned Christmas at the Mc Pherson? County Old Mill Museum. Between 5:30 and 8:30 PM you can step back in time as you stroll the museum complex which is decorated for the season and filled with the sights and sounds of an 1880’s prarie Christmas.

Also on Saturday evening, the 15th annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Feed will be taking place at the Bethany Lutheran Church, between 4 and 7pm.

On Sunday, there is a Swedish Christmas Concert at the Sandzen Gallery, starting at 3PM.

The weekend ends with Bethany College Community Candlelight Vespers Service at 7pm at Presser Hall.

till next week, this is Mike Rodriquez with the Lindsborg update.