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Jul to the World: A Nordic Christmas

Nov 09, 2013 to Jan 05, 2014

Celebrate tradition while creating your own at ASI this winter.

Explore contemporary holiday traditions and farm to table seasonal cuisine throughout the historic Turnblad Mansion in the beloved annual holiday rooms of the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Denmark). This year, ASI welcomes a sixth country to the table, Mexico—in celebration of the diverse community of Minneapolis’ Phillips West neighborhood. 

Be the first to experience “Jul to the World” on Fri., Nov 8. at an exclusive ASI After Hours Glögg Tour as ASI curator Curt Pederson provides a behind the scenes look at the holiday rooms and traditions. ASI After  Hours: glögg tours tours are offered on Wednesday and Friday evenings throughout November and December.  

Families are the cornerstone of the holiday season and as such, “Jul to the World” opens officially on Sat., Nov 9 with Jul to the World Family Day (10am-5pm) —an entire day of musical performances and creative activities that are sure to set the stage for a season of good jul.
And back to delight kids of all ages, and a defining spirit of the holidays at ASI, is the Tomte, the Swedish Christmas elf. Kids will have fun searching for Tomte throughout the Turnblad Mansion through the “Great Tomte Hunt” and parents can even take one or two home from the ASI Museum Shop’s Jul Room, ASI’s Christmas Shop. Tomte will appear in person at ASI on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 7 and 8, at Julmarknad, ASI’s Christmas Market. ASI also offers interactive programs for preschool children and their adults, centered around the Tomte. “Hide and Seek with Tomte” is a search party for hidden elves in the museum on Saturday, Dec. 15 or Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Along the way, kids will explore who Tomte is through stories, crafts, and activities.

Julmarknad, the ASI Christmas Market, will be held December 7 and 8, 2013

For a full list of Jul to the World special events and programs please visit:

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All admission requires advanced registration.
Admission is free for members, but registration still required.
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