Watch the Official Oregon Lucia Court Selection Speeches and the  Crowning of the 2021 Lucia

Nordic Northwest's Lucia, Queen of Light Scholarship puts young women with and interest in Nordic heritage in touch with a beloved legend of Scandinavian Christmas. 

Nordic Christmas in Portland with Nordic Northwest’s Official Oregon Lucia Court

Official Lucia of Oregon

Celebrating the 65th Lucia Court of Oregon

Sponsored by Nordic Northwest

2021-2022 Public Lucia Court Appearances:


Saturday, December 11 The Christmas Pig Market

Norse Hall: 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

Market 11am- 5pm, Lucia 2-4pm


Sunday, December 12 Nordic Christmas Concert with Two Grand! Piano

Nordia House: 8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland, OR 97223

4:30-6pm. Includes Lucia procession.

Tickets here.


Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 6:00pm Lillejuleaften Dansk Julefest

Nordia House: 8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland, OR 97223

Service begins at 6:00 pm. Lucia Court as guests. Includes procession.

To attend, please RSVP to Bodil Müller, by Saturday, December 18th


An Oregon tradition since 1956, the Lucia, Queen of Light 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 NNW’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. 


Nordic Northwest accepts Lucia applications from young women with an interest in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian or Swedish heritage between the ages of 16 and 20 (must be at least a junior in high school, unmarried and a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.).

Download our 2021/2022

 Lucia application

Please welcome the 2021-2022 Lucia Court!

Cecilia Bromander

Sophia Crawford

Julia Kiaer

Madeline Maier

Aberdeen Stuart

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