42nd Annual Scandinavian Nordic Fair
and "Julemarked" Christmas Market
Saturday December 2, 2023 9am to 3pm
General information about the 42nd Annual Scandinavian Nordic Fair, Julemarked (Christmas Market)
Tucson, Arizona , Dec. 2nd, 2023 – 9am to 3pm
Streams of the Desert Lutheran Church,
5360 E Pima St, Tucson, AZ 85712
The Grand Marshall of Nordic Fair 2023 will be...
(A surprise / celebrity will be named soon)
Welcome to the home of the Scandinavian Nordic Fair, "Julemarked" Christmas market, Tucson, AZ
The Scandinavian Nordic Fair Christmas Fair is an authentic celebration of the traditions of the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland. This Old-World celebration is certain to get you in the spirit of the season.
This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the Nordic Fair, Julemarked (Christmas Fair in Norwegian), which attracts people from Scandinavia and of Scandinavian descent from all over Southern Arizona as well as many Americans that have made this an annual tradition.
We would like to thank all our visitors to the 2022 fair for helping us make it such a spectacular event. Approximately 2000 adults and children enjoyed the exhibits, entertainment, food and huge array of sales items from Scandinavia! We truly appreciate our generous sponsors and the wonderful vendors with their wares from all over Scandinavia. It was a pleasure to see so many Scandinavians and Scandinavian-Americans pulling together to arrange the Julmarked, manning the booths, cooking and serving food and coffee and entertaining our guests with dancing, singing and showing off their beautiful costumes. It got crowded at times, but that’s part of the experience and everybody was having a great time!
This year, the Scandinavian Nordic Fair, Christmas Market promises to be even better as the word is spreading around the area about this event. Just as it has for over a decade, the event will take place in the Streams of the Desert Lutheran Church, 5360 E Pima St. Tucson, AZ 85712.
The Julemarked always features a variety of homemade foods, such as Danish Aebleskivers, Frikadeller , Norwegian Lefse, and cookies, Swedish Baked Breads are just a few of the delicious goodies available. Be sure to visit the “Coffee Corner” for coffee and wonderful home baked pastries! Talented artisans and vendors offer everything from Nisse and quilts to crystal pieces, jewelry, homemade bread, Scandinavian Collectibles and antiques, Christmas decorations and more!
There will be something on stage the entire day! In addition to nationally acclaimed Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American performers, members of the local Scandinavian community will demonstrate traditional folk dances and play folk music. There will even be a “fashion show” featuring the beautiful folk costumes of the Scandinavian countries. For many families, the highpoint is the Lucia procession. Take pictures with Ragnar the Viking, or riding a toboggan down a mountain, enjoy music by Freya’s Sang, and enjoy music played on a Hardanger fiddle. Bring your children for Scandinavian story time at Inga’s Corner.
Tucson's local Scandinavian organizations are represented at the fair, Norse in Tucson Club, Danish Club of Tucson, the Vasa Swedish Club and the Finnish Club of Tucson and there are always plenty of opportunities to learn a little more about the people and customs of the Scandinavian countries. You might even pick up a few words in a local tongue and develop a taste for that traditional herring!
Be sure to buy some Raffle Tickets and winners will win prizes from every one of our vendors and even special sponsor prizes such a restaurant gift cards, movie theater tickets and more. Winners need not be present to win. Proceeds help to fund Nordic Fair.
The Scandinavian Christmas Fair is Hosted by Norse in Tucson, a 501 (c) (3) Non-profit.
Arrive early for best assortment of shopping and eating.
Entrance is FREE . There is Plenty of Free Parking.
For more information, or if you would like to be a vendor, please send us an e-mail at email@example.com
See you there!