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Winter Solstice Celebration

Dec. 21
5-9 p.m.
Included with museum admission
Art, Family Events, Holiday, Museums

The American Swedish Institute’s Winter Solstice Celebration is a tribute to an astronomical occurrence that connects our contemporary world to ancient rituals. There will be camaraderie around a roaring bonfire, a sampling of small plates of specially prepared Scandinavian cuisine, and toasting with heady glasses of glögg. Those in need of a warm-up can also take advantage of having full admission to the museum, which will have extended hours to accommodate the occasion. Among the many highlights, visitors will encounter “Handmade Holidays,” a seasonal exhibit featuring immersive period rooms stocked with craftwork representing an array of Nordic cultures, including a special focus on the evolving customs of Czech Americans.