The first weekend of December is the Scandinavian bazaar At Sons of Norway. This delightful and unique celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature traditional Scandinavian dancers and songs along with vendors selling a variety of Scandinavian arts, crafts and gifts.

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Holidays with Norwegian Flare in Poulsbo

If you’ve ever felt like Christmas needed more fire and people dressed like Vikings, then Poulsbo is the place for you. Downtown Poulsbo, deemed ‘Little Norway’ for it's Norwegian heritage and feel, prides itself on their unique approach to Holidays.

If summer is the best time to visit Poulsbo, the Holidays are a close second. Each weekend there is something unique to do and see, paired with the excellent shopping, dining and drinking that defines Poulsbo.

A proper Holiday tour starts with a cup of coffee at Hot Shots Java, then across the street to Sluys for a doughnut, apple fritter or Viking cup (depending on your preferred blood sugar level). A short walk from Sluys, in front of Marina Marketplace, you’ll find the Norwegian Santa house.

You can visit with one of the best Santas around on the weekends, 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays, 12 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. You can also mail your letter to Santa at the house any time of the week and, if you include a return address you’ll get one back! Santa accepts food or cash donations for the Fishline Foodbank and bring your own camera for pictures!

Photo courtesy of Visit Poulsbo.

For kids there are Holiday hayrides in a horse drawn carriage through downtown every weekend until Christmas.

The first weekend of December is the Scandinavian bazaar at the Sons of Norway. This delightful and unique celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature traditional Scandinavian dancers and songs along with vendors selling a variety of Scandinavian arts, crafts and gifts.

Starting at 4:30 p.m., the evening kicks off with a celebration of Julefest where Lucia bride will be escorted by torch bearing Vikings and the reading of the Winter Solstice proclamation. Anyone who was expecting Christmas Carols and a tree lighting will be surprised, but not disappointed. This tradition is truly unique to Poulsbo and a treasure to behold!

Photo courtesy of Visit Poulsbo.

For a full schedule of events or to learn more, go to Visit Poulsbo!

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