Old-Fashioned Christmas in December

Norskedalen's 32nd Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas
Saturday and Sunday,
December 3rd 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
and December 4th 11 am - 3 pm.

Regular Admission Rates Apply:  $6 Adult, $3 child, Family $15:  Parents w/ children;  Members complimentary.  FREE admission with membership. 

Bring friends and family to enjoy a memorable start to your holiday celebrations with the timeless sounds, smells and traditions of an Old-Fashioned Christmas.

  • Slow down and enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides around the quaintly decorated grounds, cabins and Bekkum Homestead
  • Hum along with area musicians as they share Christmas carols and other musical entertainment throughout the day
  • Make and take holiday decorations and activities for the whole family, including a scavenger hunt, and Santa Claus 12 - 2 pm. Also you can get your Christmas tree here!
  • Buy delicious home-made baked goods at the lefse, donuts, and other goods at the bake sale.
  • Follow your nose to our delicious a-la-carte buffet of foods with everything from Norwegian meatballs or lefse to rommegrot (cream pudding) to tables filled with holiday baked goodies.
  • Talk with our special visitor from the North Pole and take your photo with Santa in our old fashioned sleigh, 12 - 2 pm.
  • Take care of some Christmas shopping with gifts that you won't find anywhere else but in our gift shop -including special Norskedalen merchandise.  The new Norskedalen t-shirts and sweatshirts are in and make a great gift !
  • Demonstrations will include spinning, wood stove cookery, and kids' crafts in the Engum House.
  • There's more! Take part in the kids' scavenger hunt and get a prize with all the clues.  If you like a good hunt, come join us !
  • Ship Shape Car Wash has donated one free car wash for every vehicle paying admission at the entrance.
2015 Event Sponsors:
Santa Claus:
Kurt & Renee Knutson
Mrs. Claus:
Pauline Buckland
Ship Shape Car Wash
Westby Kwik Stop
Santa's Elf:
Bill & Cindy Klaas
John Monson
Clarence & Louise Olson
Karen Ekern 
Santa's Reindeer:
Gene & Susan Billmayer
Coon Valley Farmer's Telephone 
Jim & Joyce Halvorson
Howard K. Dunnum
Vernon Electric Cooperative 
Santa's Workshop:
Marlyn & Donelda Langseth
Constance Arneson 
Chinese Raffle Donors:
Dave’s Pizza            1 lunch buffet & beverage
Shear Attitude        Hair/Skin Products
Bramble Books        2 Karn Books
Ewetopia Fiber Shop     $20 Certificate
Driftless Cafe             $50 Certificate
Buzzy’s                 Whimsical Christmas Elf
Viroqua Food Coop     $25 Gift Card
Nelson Agri Center    Woodland Gnome

Nisse House of Art        Terrarium
Westby Coop Credit Union    Bucky Badger Bag of Treats

La Crosse:
Mt. La Crosse            2 lift tickets
Joyce Abernathy        Quilted Wall Hanging
Barb Clark            Centerpiece
Ship Shape Car Wash    2 Manager’s Megashine
                    4-30 days Unlimited Exterior Plus
Becky Thingvold        Mittens
Joyce Kvarnstrom        Cookbook:Traditional Recipes from Our Backyard Bakery
                    Kids’ hats

Coon Valley:
Valley Market            Enamelware teapot
Star Auto                2 oil changes

Lind’s Home Center    Scoop shovel, Thinsulate gloves, flashlight
Mabel’s On Main        Holiday Gift Basket
                     Shabby Chic Santa Gift Basket

Anonymous:            Teddy Bear Wreath
                    Wine Gift Basket
                    Cat Gift Basket
                    Coffee Gift Basket
                    Hand Crocheted Scarf & Hat