Lucia Fest Set for Dec. 9

Lucia 2016

Northfield High School senior Ruthie Nelson will lead the procession Friday, Dec. 9, at the 41st annual Lucia Fest sponsored by the Northfield Swedish Club.

Area residents of Swedish descent, or those interested in Swedish customs, are invited to join the festivities beginning at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. West in Northfield. The celebration includes a potluck supper, a Lucia processional and pageant, live fiddle music, the singing of Swedish carols, and folk dancing.

The 2016 Lucia attendants are Synneva Bratland, Grace Casson, Claire Casson, Tegan Chadwick, Annika Fredrickson, Lucy Graham, Brooke Green, Teagan Green, Erin Gunn, Annika Korynta, Rose Mibus, Addie Nelson, Elsa Nystrom, Leah Olson, Charlotte Otterblad, Ruby Otterblad, Erin Runningen and Astrid Peterson White. The star boys are Max Casson, Jim Graham and Bjorn Olson.

Dressed in white with a red sash at her waist and wearing a crown of candles on her head, Lucia will lead a procession of attendants and star boys, singing the traditional St. Lucia song. Afterward, Lucia and her attendants will serve cookies and coffee to everyone. The event concludes with songs and dancing around the Christmas tree.

Everyone is invited to attend this free, family friendly event. Bring your own tableware, two dishes to pass, and one dozen cookies.