Second Saturday each December.
Saturday, December 9, 2023
The legend of Saint Lucia tells the story of a young girl, clad in a white gown with a red sash, her head surrounded by a halo of light, who appeared to bring hope, warmth and food to those in need during a time of famine in Sweden.
The Lindsborg Saint Lucia Festival is a beautiful and important celebration during the holiday season. Lindsborg’s traditional festival will be celebrated on Saturday, December 10th. The Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers will host the festival event by providing Swedish folk dancing performances downtown and on the Bethany Lutheran Church lawn. A church service honoring Saint Lucia will also take place with Lucia serving ginger cookies and coffee among the crowd. There will be many other activities going on throughout the downtown area as well.
Saint Lucia and Star Boys as well as other senior members will be downtown serving refreshments throughout the day. The organization will also be hosting a Swedish bake sale in the Courtyard Gallery from 10:00am-2:00pm with all proceeds being donated to TACOL (The Associated Churches of Lindsborg), in the true Saint Lucia custom of giving to others.
10:00am-2:00pm Swedish Baked Good Sale at the Courtyard Gallery (all proceeds donated to The Associated Churches of Lindsborg)
10:15am Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers and 4th graders perform downtown on North Main Street
10:45am Procession to Bethany Lutheran Church from downtown with 4th graders
11:30am Soderstrom 4th grade St. Lucia Service at Bethany Lutheran Church with reception to follow
1:15pm Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers along with the Lindsborg Folklanslag perform at Bethany Lutheran Church
3:00pm St. Lucia Service by the Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers at Bethany Lutheran Church with reception to follow
For more information about this or other festivals, call the Lindsborg Convention and Visitors Bureau at 785-227-8687.