Special note: with Governor Inslee's November 15 announcement of mandatory museum closures, our entire Julefest celebration will be virtual this year. If you have already purchased admission for the weekend, your ticket will be honored at a later date; more information will be available soon.
We kick off Julefest with a holiday-themed Virtual Crafts & Cocktails on Thursday, November 19. Then November 21–22 we'll have three crafts for kids that you can stream online from home. You can shop an expanded selection of Museum Store goods online, with special sales on lots of holiday favorites. Our friends at Sjöblom Winery are donating $5 to the Museum for each bottle of glögg they sell, too! Read below for details on all the online fun.
Our Museum Store has exciting deals you can shop online at nnmstore.org. November 22–28, you'll get 5% off all tomte-themed merchandise. On Museum Store Sunday (November 29), you'll receive 10% off your total purchase, plus Members will receive an additional discount! Then November 29–December 5, you'll enjoy 10% off all candles and candle holders to help you make your spirits bright. Plus we'll have more fun sales throughout December.
Although we cannot welcome back our Julefest Marketplace, we planned to have a few special vendors onsite. With the new closure mandate, we encourage you to shop our longtime Julefest and Museum Store supporters via their online stores.
- Elentari Handverk—Nordic-inspired jewelry with Scandinavian gemstones
- FinnPeaks—Homegoods with a Finnish flair
- Little Duck + Owl—Scandinavian-inspired illustrations
- Norse Mask—Custom handmade masks
- Viking Raids—Vintage Nordic sweaters and accessories
Crafts for Kids
Santa's workshop has gone virtual! We'll share three videos for kids—two crafts and one cooking—that you and your kids can follow along with at home to make some fun Christmas-y memories. The videos are free to watch: you just supply your imagination and supplies! The crafts are:
- Paper Snowflakes
- Woven Paper Hearts
- Cooking Aebleskivers