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Virtual Julefest

a Nordic Christmas Celebration

Nov 19, 2020 - Nov 22, 2020

Our 43rd annual Julefest is virtual!

Fun, festive, and online holiday cheer with your Museum.

Special note: with Governor Inslee's November 15 announcement of mandatory museum closures, our entire Julefest celebration will be virtual this year. If you have already purchased admission for the weekend, your ticket will be honored at a later date; more information will be available soon. 

We kick off Julefest with a holiday-themed Virtual Crafts & Cocktails on Thursday, November 19. Then November 21–22 we'll have three crafts for kids that you can stream online from home. You can shop an expanded selection of Museum Store goods online, with special sales on lots of holiday favorites. Our friends at Sjöblom Winery are donating $5 to the Museum for each bottle of glögg they sell, too! Read below for details on all the online fun. 



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Virtual Crafts and Cocktails: Julefest

Thursday, November 19 | 6pm

Kick off Julefest by making a festive craft and sipping a holiday-themed drink at our virtual Crafts & Cocktails. You and your friends will have fun connecting online while you unwind at home and celebrate the season. This month’s craft will be taught by local artist Jaffrey Bagge.

Cost: $5; tickets available here

Museum Store 

Our Museum Store has exciting deals you can shop online at nnmstore.org. November 22–28, you'll get 5% off all tomte-themed merchandise. On Museum Store Sunday (November 29), you'll receive 10% off your total purchase, plus Members will receive an additional discount! Then November 29–December 5, you'll enjoy 10% off all candles and candle holders to help you make your spirits bright. Plus we'll have more fun sales throughout December. 

Although we cannot welcome back our Julefest Marketplace, we planned to have a few special vendors onsite. With the new closure mandate, we encourage you to shop our longtime Julefest and Museum Store supporters via their online stores. 

Crafts for Kids 

Santa's workshop has gone virtual! We'll share three videos for kids—two crafts and one cooking—that you and your kids can follow along with at home to make some fun Christmas-y memories. The videos are free to watch: you just supply your imagination and supplies! The crafts are:

  • Paper Snowflakes
  • Woven Paper Hearts
  • Cooking Aebleskivers

Check back here for links to the videos soon, or visit our YouTube channel! 

Raffle: only $3/ticket

GRAND PRIZE: Three Day, Two Night Oceanfront Stay in Picture-Perfect Sekiu, Washington
(mutually agreeable date; 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6)

Other prizes include:

  • Gudrun Sjödén Cardigan + a $250 gift card to Gudrun Sjödén’s store
  • Skål Beer Hall aquavit tasting for two + a $25 gift card
  • Two Seattle Symphony CDs signed by Maestro Thomas Dausgaard, Seattle Symphony Music Director
  • Family Membership to the National Nordic Museum

Drawing Time/Date: 5pm on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the National Nordic Museum. Winners will be notified the week of January 4. Email Rachel Ballister, Membership and Database Coordinator, to purchase raffle tickets. 

Glögg with Sjöblom Winery

Our friends and fan-favorites, Sjöblom Winery, are offering a very merry glögg special this year! You can order bottles of their delicious, perfectly-spiced glögg online, and your order will be shipped directly to your home! Use this link and Sjöblom Winery will donate $5 of every bottle you buy to the Museum! As of November 19, only 50 cases remain, so make sure to order yours before they're gone.

Link to order: gloggclub.com/nordic-museum-seattle

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