Official Oregon Lucia Selection & Crowning 2023
November 19, 2023
2 PM – 5 PM
Come join us for the Selection & Crowning of our 2023-2024 Official Oregon Lucia!
Start your Christmas Season with the magic that is Lucia! Be the very first to meet our court, listen to the selection speeches, enjoy entertainment, crafts, snacks & beverages and experience the crowning of our incoming Official Oregon Lucia.
An Oregon tradition since 1956, the Lucia program puts young women with and interest in Nordic heritage in touch with this beloved legend of Scandinavia, while offering them the opportunity to serve their community and receive Scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $1,000. The official Oregon Lucia is crowned each year at Nordic Northwest’s ScanFair in December. Lucia and her court members appear at various Nordic events during the holiday season and throughout the year.
The Scandinavian community in Portland has taken great pride in preserving the Lucia tradition since 1956. In the 1970s, Governor Tom McCall proclaimed the Portland Lucia the official Lucia of Oregon. Formerly a program of the Scandinavian Club of Portland, the Lucia program is now sponsored by Nordic Northwest.