Little Sweden USA

A blog about Lindsborg

Welcome to Lindsborg Town Talk, your source for news about upcoming events and activities in Lindsborg.

Unwrap the Magic of Lindsborg, our six-week holiday and Christmas celebration continues today with a wide variety of events throughout town.

The High School Swedish Folk Dancers Swedish bake sale starts off the day, with proceeds going towards TACOL’s Christmas Food Basket Project.

Today marks the highlight of the Christmas season in Lindsborg with the Lucia Festival.

Special music begins at 9:30 at the Bank of America, where performers will include the Bethany College Ensemble, the Lindsborg Folkdanslag, the Flute Choir and the Smoky Valley High School Brass Ensemble.

At 11:30 you can share in the telling of the Lucia story by Soderstrom Elementary students at the Bethany Lutheran Church.

The Lucia Festival officially begins at 2:30 in downtown Lindsborg, where the court will make their way to Bethany Lutheran Church for the crowning of this years’ St. Lucia, Eleanore Johnson, at 3pm.

Stagecoach rides will be available downtown from 1 to 5pm. Rides are free with the donation of canned goods for the Christmas Food Basket project.

Also today, it’s an Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Old Mill. Experience the sights and sounds of an 1880s prairie Christmas across the museum grounds this evening from 5 until 8:30pm.

There will be a variety of children’s activities, holiday music and tours of the old mill. In addition delicious holiday refreshments will be available and you can even do a little Christmas shopping in the gift shop.

Admission is 2$ for adults and 1$ for kids 6 through 12.

The Swedish Country Inn will be be selling Lucia Buns from 2 to 5pm today, and local artist Carla Wilson will be decorating holiday ornaments, all part of the Lindsborg Bed and Breakfast Open House. The Rosberg House and Seasons of the Fox are also participating.

till next time, this is Mike Rodriquez with Lindsborg Town Talk.

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