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Swedish Yuletide

Since 1986, SWEA Boston has hosted Swedish Yuletide to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season. This annual fund raiser attracts thousands of visitors and is the largest Scandinavian event in New England.

Swedish Yuletide enables SWEA Boston´s support of Swedish and Scandinavian organizations and events as well as scholarships to American women who wish to study or pursue projects in Sweden. For more information about the scholarships, click here.

Swedish Yuletide offers a smorgasbord of both traditional and contemporary Sweden.

Unique gifts and designs are available to view or purchase through SWEA and the many Scandinavian vendors.
Home accessories, clothing, jewelry, Sami crafts, books and so much more.
Food along with baked goods from Crown Bakery are also available to bring home.

The Raffle includes prizes from Icelandair, Hästen, Fjällräven,  Boston Balans, and In2Design. The SWEA Tombola with its many instant-win prizes is a popular destination for all ages.


Music and entertainment

The Lucia pageants perform at 11:30 am and 2 pm under the direction of Jenny Bonham-Carter with the children from the Swedish School together with visiting students and au-pairs. The SWEA Singers join us again and for the first time the choral group Northbound will delight.  Our accordionist Dan will be back. At the end of the day we will sample jazzy familiar tunes from Monica Zetterlund´s repertoire. Oskar Stenmark´s group from New York with singer Sirintip (Tippan) Phasuk will bring their full “Lingonberry twig sitting in a cocktail glass” tribute to MZ to the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton the same evening.


Kaffestugan – The Swedish Café

Visitors can enjoy Swedish waffles, pastries and more at the many cafés – and glögg, the hot spiced beverage of the season.


Barnhörnan – The Kid’s Corner

The youngest visitors are welcome to our Kid’s Corner located behind the stage. Here they can make Christmas ornaments and fish for small gifts from our ”fishpond”. The Kid’s Corner is a popular part of the fair for the youngest and can be busy at times.









Swedish Yuletide’s Contributors & Sponsors


Swedish Yuletide’s raffle contributors