42nd Annual Lucia Fest Set for Friday

Katie Brust, 2017 Lucia

Northfield High School senior Katie Brust will lead the procession Friday, Dec. 8, at the 42nd 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 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 Third St. West in Northfield. The live music starts at 5:30 p.m., and the potluck supper begins promptly at 6 p.m. The event includes a Lucia processional and pageant, the singing of Swedish carols, and folk dancing.

The 2017 Lucia attendants are Libby Brust, Grace Casson, Claire Casson, Tegan Chadwick, Ingrid Elzey, Lucy Graham, Brooke Green, Teagan Green, Erin Gunn, Penelope Johnson, Sylvia Koenig, Annika Korynta, Adela Melby, Annika Ngyugen, Lily Ngyugen, Elsa Nystrom, Ava O’Neill, Charlotte Otterblad, Ruby Otterblad, Lenyn Pfau. The star boys are Max Casson, Avery Chadwick, and Jim Graham.

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 family friendly event. Bring your own tableware, two dishes to pass, and one dozen cookies. Beverages are provided. The event is free, but donations are encouraged to cover expenses.