Old-Fashioned Christmas

Dec 2, 2023

10:00 am


Event Website

(608) 452-3424

Begin a new family tradition with us!  On the first Saturday of December, join us as we celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas complete with traditional Norwegian food and goodies, family crafts, heritage skills demonstrations, and maybe even a visit from Santa!  Other activities could include horse-drawn wagon rides, a yule log hunt, craft and gift vendors, and a bell choir concert in our historic chapel!

For 2023, Old Fashioned Christmas has a few new details; all your favorites will be there, of course, but we’re adding to the excitement of the day!

Every year, we hear guests say they wish they could have brought a friend or family member with them, as they would have LOVED our traditional meatball dinner, but this person wasn’t able to join them at Old Fashioned Christmas for any number o f reasons.  This year, we are making our beloved meatball dinner ready for you to take home and serve whenever it works for you!   Purchase a holiday bag complete with 4 servings of meatballs, lefse, corn and cookies, ready for your freezer!  You’ll be able to have a fabulous holiday dinner whenever it works for you.  These dinners will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Old Fashioned Christmas.   

Add to all of this a fabulous bake sale and silent auction filled with Christmas collectibles and artwork, family-crafted ornaments, and more, and you won’t want to miss Old Fashioned Christmas with us!

  • gates open at 10 a.m.
  • coffee and donuts will be available at open
  • An American-Norwegian dinner of mac-n-cheese bar, lefse polsa, rommegrot, homemade pies, coffee and apple cider will start at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • Activities throughout the day:
    • horse-drawn wagon rides
    • yule-log hunt
    • family crafts
    • Norwegian bake sale
    • live music
    • select historic buildings open
    • Norskedalen’s signature hot cocoa in the shelter
    • Christmas Collectible auction
    • Holiday gifts in the Gift Shop