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Special Programs

Experience one of our three private programs: Swedish Immigrant Trunk, Christmastime in Sweden, or A Year of Swedish Traditions. They are all suitable for groups as small as 10 people and as large as 150. Groups can reserve programs onsite, or we will come to you for an offsite program at a location of your choice. Call 612-871-4907 to book now!

Christmastime in Sweden

  • Jul (Christmas) is the most important time of the year for many Swedes, filled with special smorgåsbord foods, Santa Lucia celebrations, and a visit from tomte, Sweden’s version of Santa Claus. We’ll take you from Advent to the last plundering of the Christmas tree!

A Year of Swedish Traditions

  • Why do Swedes hop like frogs around the maypole? How do Swedish families celebrate Sankta Lucia? Why do we leave rice pudding for the tomte, the Christmas elf? Our Swedish holiday basket is full of objects showing how Swedes celebrate a year of traditions.

Swedish Immigrant Trunk

  • The past comes to life as our ASI instructors discuss historic items that typical Swedish immigrants would have brought with them on their journey to the New World. Participants will get to handle all the vintage items, and will imagine walking in the shoes of Swedish immigrants with a program that’s part show-and-tell, part Antiques Roadshow, and part a walk down memory lane.