"Keeping traditions from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden since 1937"

Join us...

for the most magical time of the year - Julfest. Since 1937, Julfest has been the club's most popular and nostalgic event, featuring an authentic Lucia procession, the warm embrace of Glögg, the flavorful delights of Sild (herring), and a delectable spread of authentic Scandinavian main plates. Immerse yourself in Scandinavian traditions, savour these culinary delights, enjoy festive entertainment, and create cherished memories. Don't miss out on this unforgettable celebration.

Lucia Procession

The Lucia procession, traditionally held on December 13th, has deep historical roots in Sweden. It dates back to the 18th century and is associated with Saint Lucia, a symbol of light and hope during the darkest time of the year.

Traditionally held in Sweden, the Lucia procession features a young woman, dressed in a white gown with a crown of candles adorning her head, who emerges to lead the way. With grace and serenity, she carries a tray of saffron buns and ginger cookies, offering these sweet treats to guests as a symbol of bringing light during the winter solstice.

Her entourage, including star boys and girls, follow in white robes, creating a mesmerizing display of candlelight. The Lucia procession is a symbol of warmth, generosity, and the spirit of giving, making it a heartwarming part of our Julfest celebration.

Join us in witnessing and participating in this beautiful tradition that captures the essence of Scandinavian holiday magic and pays homage to its rich historical origins.

"Julemand" Santa Visits

Children enjoy a visit from Mr & Mrs Claus. Each child registration includes a gift!


Hors d'oeuvres 

Begin the evening with some of our authentic hors d'oeuvres, a delightful journey into the flavors of Scandinavia. The smorgasbord offers traditional hors d'oeuvres that will transport your taste buds to the Nordic regions. Enjoy a selection of savoury and delectable bites, including herring varieties, crispbread paired with a selection of deli meats & artisanal cheeses, and complement your hors d'oeuvres with our signature glögg (mulled wine) and aquavit (a traditional Scandinavian spirit) for a truly authentic experience.


Svensk Kødboller

Swedish meatballs

Indulge in the comforting taste of authentic Swedish meatballs, served atop a bed of creamy mashed potatoes and generously smothered in savory gravy. A side of broccoli completes this hearty and classic Scandinavian dish.

Kylling med kartfolfer og grønesager

Chicken with Mashed potatoes and vegetables

Savor the delightful flavors of our tender chicken breast wrapped around crisp asparagus spears, accompanied by creamy mashed potatoes and perfectly cooked green beans. 

Additional options

We have children's meals, as well as a vegan (GF) meal. Please chose your meal option in the registration form.

Scandinavian Club of Columbus is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization. Scandinavian Club of ColumbusP.O Box 14296, Columbus,OH 43214-0296 hej@scandiclub.com

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