Old-Fashioned Christmas

Old Fashioned Christmas plans for 2021 are in development as we look to see what the needs for 2021 will be; we’ll have details posted here in November 2021!

Here’s a look at what we did in 2020:

Julemarked is becoming Julefest December 2020!

The recommendation to cancel all large gatherings for 30 days to stem the tide of Coronavirus came just as we were planning Old Fashioned Christmas! The choices were simple……cancel our beloved event, or adapt to meet the current needs.
Guess what we did??
Instead of having everyone here for one day, we extended the event to cover more than two weeks! That way, you can all come at your convenience, and we should never have a large group at one time.

Here’s a smattering of what we’ve got planned for Julefest:

December 5 through December 20, 2020, join us as we celebrate the holiday season!  Enjoy the beauty of winter on our trails as you hunt for the Yule Log, Nisse mysteries on the Troll Trail or learn of the season changes on the Pine Loop Trail.

Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts made by hand from guest vendors, or peruse the Gift Shop filled with Norwegian, heritage and nature inspired specialties.

Enjoy cell-phone tours in the homestead and The Immigration Story shared in three galleries in the Visitors’ Center.  

Pick up a Kids’ Craft kit and make a special ornament at home!

Write a letter to Santa on Santa’s special stationery by 12/18 and the Norskedalen Nisse will make sure your letter gets to Santa right away!  Plus……since it’s from a Norskedalen child…..Santa has promised to write back!!

Saving the very best for last….we have LEFSE for sale in the Gift Shop too!  



Regular Admission Rates Apply:  $6 Adult, $3 Child, Family of four $15.

Members complimentary.

FREE admission with a membership purchased at Old Fashioned Christmas!

*there will NOT be a dinner available this year.



Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center
Daily, December 5th – 20th, 2020.

Norskedalen’s Julefest will be during regular business hours:
Monday – Saturday, 9 – 4
Sunday, 11 – 4
Regular admission rates apply. Please begin your visit in the Visitors’ Center.

Please understand if we ask you to wait outside to avoid too many people in the Visitors’ Center at one time. Thank you so much!