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a Nordic Christmas Celebration

Nov 20, 2021 - Nov 21, 2021

44th annual Julefest will be live!

Fun, festive, and holiday cheer with your Museum.

November 20-21, 2021, the National Nordic Museum will host its 44th annual Julefest: A Nordic Holiday Celebration. This cultural community event transforms the Museum grounds into a traditional outdoor Nordic market similar to those widely attended throughout the Nordic region.

During Julefest, visitors are immersed in a variety of Nordic holiday traditions. Guests can expect to discover a modern spin on a traditional market as they can shop from over 30+ local artists, taste traditional holiday fare, and enjoy Nordic music and dance performances.

This two-day festival has attracted more than 12,000+ attendees annually, including Pacific Northwest residents, tourists, and community partners. Julefest is an affordable and accessible multi-cultural event that draws diverse audiences and educates visitors about Nordic culture and traditions.



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Vendor Applications Now Being Accepted

We look forward to hosting our traditional Nordic Market at Julefest. Please note that all vendor spaces will be outside in 2021. 

Vendor rentals will be for Saturday, November 20, and Sunday, November 21.

Cost: $650 flat-rate (per 10x10 space)
Time: 9am-5pm (times may vary)
Location: National Nordic Museum Parking Lot/Festival Grounds

Vendor interest forms will be accepted from 9.16.21 through 10.7.21. All vendor interest forms will be reviewed by the Marketplace Committee and a reservation form will be emailed to those vendors who are selected. Due to the overwhelming interest in Julefest, we may not be able to reply to ALL vendors who submit applications. Please contact William Ekstrom, Marketplace Vendor Coordinator, via email if you have questions about your application.

Vendor applications available as Google form here

Museum Store 

Our Museum Store has exciting deals you can shop online at nnmstore.org as well as at Julefest. Look for special holiday merchandise, museum exclusive gifts, and more! We stock everything you need for a Scandinavian Christmas!

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Interested in volunteering for our next Julefest? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Timothy Krumland at   timothyk@nordicmuseum.org