Plan to make a visit to Lindsborg part of your holiday fun!
Nov. 5-Jan. 7 - Birger Sandzén Gallery Holiday Gift Show - Works by Zak Barnes, John McClanahan, and The Annual Holiday Gift Show!
Nov. 11- Lindsborg Holiday Open House - Start your holiday season with a full day of fun and shopping in Little Sweden, USA. Enjoy this all-day experience as businesses be open from 10:00am-5:00pm. Participate in the downtown shopping scavenger hunt and be entered to win a Grand Prize Holiday Package!
Nov. 18 - NEW EVENT! Starry, Starry Night - Brand new to the holiday season is a night sky viewing event with the Kansas Cosmosphere and photographer Jim Richardson. Enjoy late night shopping and dining downtown along with a special presentation from National Geographic Photographer, Jim Richardson. Grab your friends and family and hop on the shuttle to the top of Coronado Heights for spectacular starry night views.
Nov. 25 - Small Business Saturday! - Show your love for all things LOCAL in LINDSBORG on Small Business Saturday. Enjoy Holiday Photo Ops and live music! Snap a selfie with our LOVE LOCAL signs to be entered to win a local gift certificate giveaway!
Dec. 2 - Snowflake Parade - "C'mon, get snowflaky!" It's the annual wacky winter event where you can join in the fun and be a part of the parade or just watch from the sidelines. The sillier the better! Don't just come and watch, plan to be in the parade (line up at Bethany Lutheran Church parking lot at 320 N. Main at 10:30). Parade begins at 11:00am. The fun will continue throughout the day with a visit from Santa and merchant take-n-make ornaments.
Dec. 2 - NEW EVENT! Polar Express Experience - All aboard the Polar Express Experience! Gather your family and enjoy a viewing of the Polar Express Movie in your holiday PJs. This magical experience includes a Polar Express Ticket, character appearances, and refreshment. One ticket holder for the Polar Express Experience win a Lionel “Polar Express” HO-gauge electric train set! The event will take place in the evening at the Sundstrom Conference Center. To register, visit Lindsborg Recreation Department. Tickets are limited!
Dec. 2 - Artists' Studio Open House - Every year, on the first Saturday of December, Lindsborg artists open their studios to visitors, offering them a glimpse into their creative processes and works. This year, on December 2, 10:00am-5:00pm, visitors can explore galleries and workspaces in the Lindsborg and Marquette area while immersing themselves in art, music, and engaging conversations.
Dec. 9 - Saint Lucia Festival - A favorite Swedish holiday tradition, Saint Lucia Festival is a beautiful celebration during the holiday season that includes a Swedish Bake Sale, Swedish Dancing, and Saint Lucia Services.
Adding to the Saint Lucia Festival this year, Christmas in Lindsborg kicks off with a Swedish Pancake Feed at the Evangelical Covenant Church from 8:30am-10:30am, ensuring that attendees start their day with delicious warmth and cheer. Location is 102 S. Washington, close to the downtown events.
The Lindsborg Community Library is joining in the festivities with a scavenger hunt and craft activities featuring beloved Scandinavian holiday characters such as the Tomte, Saint Lucia, and Star Boy from 10:00am -1:00pm. Lindsborg Community Library is located at 111 S. Main Street.
Participants can also immerse themselves in creative expression at the Smoky Valley Arts & Folklife Center, where they can craft their very own Lucia-inspired paper candles from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The craft offerings allow everyone to get into the holiday spirit and create cherished mementos to take home. Smoky Valley Arts & Folklife Center is located at 114 1/2 S. Main Street.
Participating Downtown businesses will host Christmas storytelling stops from 10:00am-2:00pm, providing an enchanting opportunity for families to gather and share in the joy of the season.
One of the highlights of Christmas in Lindsborg Saint Lucia Festival is the traditional Swedish apple tree, created by Jack Turner. Attendees can join in the tradition by placing paper apples adorned with messages of gratitude onto the tree. This heartwarming activity not only embodies the spirit of Lucia but also raises funds for the Lindsborg Dala Pantry, supporting those in need during the holiday season.
Mark your calendars and join for a day of festive fun, goodwill, and togetherness.
Dec. 9 - Heritage Christmas - Each year, the Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum hosts an evening based upon Swedish traditions with music, Santa Claus, Shepard's Story, cookie decorating, the Mayor's Christmas Kaffe (located in the Train Depot), and children's crafts.
Dec. 16 - Freeze Your Brass Off - An interactive concert experience featuring The Wheatland Brass and you! Bring an instrument and play along or snuggle up and enjoy the holiday music.
Dec. 16 - Cookies with Mrs. Claus - Stop by First Bank Kansas between 12:00-2:00 to share your Christmas wishes with Mrs. Claus! Sugar cookies, frosting, and decorations for the kids to enjoy will be available in the lobby.
Dec. 25 - Julotta - Join in a special Swedish service at the dawn of Christmas morning.
Dec. 26 - Annandag Jul - Annandag Jul means literally "another day of Christmas" an official part of the Christmas holiday in Sweden. Annandag Jul marks the the middle days between the beginning of the Christmas season and New Years.