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Julefest: A Nordic Christmas Celebration


November 18-19, 2023


Members: Free

Non-Members: $10.00

Youth (12-18): $5.00

Children (Under 12): Free

The National Nordic Museum invites you to experience its 46th Annual Julefest! Enjoy an authentic Nordic holiday experience, right in the heart of Ballard. Modeled after the traditional outdoor Christmas markets found in the Nordic countries, this community favorite features all the fun and goodies associated with the Nordic holidays, with a Pacific Northwest twist!

Please select the date(s) you would like to attend at the registration button above. Members and children attend for free! Find out more about becoming a Member of the National Nordic Museum here

We're excited to announce this year's vendors and entertainers! Click here to explore.
During Julefest, visitors are immersed in a variety of Nordic holiday traditions. Guests can expect to discover a modern spin on a traditional market as they can shop from over 30+ local artists, taste traditional holiday fare, and enjoy live entertainment throughout the grounds. Stay tuned for additional festival program details!