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Event Activities

Experience a Nordic Christmas market through some of the onsite event activities!


Finnish Santa - Joulupukki

Take a photo with Joulupukki and his reindeer, Oskar! Find Santa in the central area by the exhibit hall entrance. Brought to you by the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter.

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Viking Ship and Timberhaven Vikings

Take a picture with a 20' replica Viking Ship and learn how Vikings lived with an historical exhibit featuring Viking re-enactors. Find the ship in the central area by the entrance, and visit the nearby Timberhaven Vikings booth.


Kids' Area

Create ornaments and other crafts, draw in coloring books, and more! The kid's area is presented thanks to a sponsorship by LeafGuard.

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Scavenger Hunt

We've hidden gnomes throughout the event! Can you find them? Sign up at the Nordic Northwest table, finish the scavenger hunt, and collect your prize.

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Buy tickets to the raffle at the Nordic Northwest table and choose which items you want to try your luck for!


Eating Contests

Sign up at the Nordic Northwest area! Pickled herring is provided by Broder Söder (Saturday) and meatballs provided by Scandinavian Cafe (Sunday). Winner of each contest gets a $50 gift certificate to Broder Söder.

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Kubb "Viking Chess"

Showcase your skills or learn how to play this lawn game, rumored to have been created by Vikings in the Middle Ages.

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Official Oregon Lucia Court

Nordic Northwest's Lucia Scholarship program puts young women with an interest in Nordic heritage in touch with a beloved legend of Scandinavian Christmas. Watch the procession as they walk through the event with candle crowns.

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