Winter Solstice American Swedish Institute


Winter Solstice Celebration

Dec. 20
6-10 p.m.
This event is currently SOLD OUT
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Marking the date during which the angle of the Earth is tilted enough to produce the longest night of the calendar year, the Winter Solstice also signifies the moment from which the amount of daily sunlight begins to steadily increase. Such an occasion calls for jubilation, as reflected by the Nordic-inspired Winter Solstice Celebration at the American Swedish Institute. Guests are welcome to stroll the grounds and take self-guided tours of the popular holiday-decorated rooms. Along the way, visitors will be serenaded by folk music with the ASI Spelmanslag and other entertainment. There will will also host family-friendly activities such as creative crafting and shadow selfies. Once outside, guests will have the chance to encounter live reindeer before settling in at a warming bonfire with gourmet s’mores and a traditional glass of glogg.