All exhibits are currently closed

while we move into our new home in downtown Ballard.

Opening May 2018


Music & Performances

Scandinavian fiddlers, singers, and folk dancers bring Nordic culture to life, performing on stages throughout the Museum. Young and old alike enjoy free holiday-inspired crafts, activities, and visits with Santa.

Thanks to all our scheduled performers! Our 2017 Yulefest perfomers will be: 

Ballardeers: Ambassador Ensemble for The Market Street Singers
Instrumental and vocal performances

Barneleikarringen of Greater Seattle
Young Nordic folkdancers

Bjarne Jacobson
Traditional accordion music

Ed Pearson
Traditional accordion music

Finnish Choral Society
Vocal performances

FolkVoice Band
Instrumental music

Heart of Herring
Instrumental music
[email protected]

Katrilli Finnish Dancers
Traditional dances from Finland, including a Lucia processional with participatory dancing for children.

Leif and Sunnie
Accordion duo‚Äč

Leikarringen of Leif Erikson
Nordic dance

Nordiska Folkdancers
Dances from Scandinavia

Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle
Contemporary and traditional songs from Scandinavia

Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle
Traditional Norwegian songs with a mix of crowd-pleasing men's-chorus favorites

NW Nordic Ladies Chorus
Vocal performances
[email protected]  

Poulsbo Leikarringen
Young Nordic dancers  

Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag
The next generation of Nordic musicians

Skandia Spelmanslag
Traditional Scandinavian folkdance music

Skandia Kapell
Traditional Nordic music

Sprida Ut
Traditional Nordic music

Swedish Singers of Seattle
Community choir singing in Swedish, from the Baroque to the very contemporary

TinnFelen Hardanger Fiddle Ensemble
Fiddle music

Download here:

Yulefest Performance Schedule

Back to Yulefest

Our new facility will open May 5, 2018!


Closed During Transition!

Join us in May 2018
and be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.