This week and weekend is on of the biggest in the Nordic ex-pat calendar. It’s the week of the Christmas Fairs.
We support these fairs wholeheartedly and we absolutely love going along and help if we can. The different organisation and Churches play a very important role to all Nordic ex-pats both for general support, religious support, as a meeting point, cultural centres and just simply nice places to be and visit.
Here’s the low down for this weekend’s markets in London:
Swedish Church Christmas Fair – Marylebone
A really wonderful and warm welcome to all at the Swedish Church in Harcourt Street. Open Thursday till 20:00 and all day Saturday and Sunday. We specifically recommend the traditional Glögg mulled wine, a secret recipe by The Reverend Mikael Persson, the Swedish Priest. Heavenly (Excuse the pun). We went to the pre-view yesterday and got our hands on Pippi Longstocking umbrellas and fancy knitted kid’s strawberry hats!
Swedish Church is on Harcourt Street W1 – directions here www.swedishchurch.com
Norwegian Church Christmas Fair – Rotherhide
Everything from waffles to lompe, mulled wine and a lot of Norwegian ‘Jule’ cheer. The Norwegian Church in Rotherhide is a huge cultural centre for all things Norwegian – and Norwegian people and friends of Norway. The food market is huge and bulging with goodies.
ScandiKitchen will have a stand right outside the Norwegian Church where we will be serving hot mulled wine.
Sjømannskirkens Julebasar is on 22-24 November 10:00-18:00
How to get to the Norwegian Church (nearest tube Rotherhide) click here
Danish KFUK YMCA Christmas Bazaar – Hampstead
This event is a pilgrimage for a lot of ex pat Danes every year. It’s extremely busy and packed but worth a trip – they have everything from hotdogs to Christmas beers and real Danish ‘hygge’ feelings. They do a lot of decorations too – from calendar advent candles to ceramics so you can pick up a few prezzie.
Dansk KFUK’s Julebazar is on 23/24 November 10-17. Find the Danish Bazar here
The Finnish Church in London Christmas Market
A warm welcome and genuine Christmas cheer awaits you at the Finnish Church in Rotherhide – everything from ‘squeaky cheese’ and Rye pastries with egg (Karelian Pies) and cinnamon buns as well as a huge food market. Open all this week until Sunday at 17:00.
ScandiKitchen will be there as we are part of the Scandi Christmas Market taking place between the Norwegian and Finnish church – so pop over and see us.
Nearest tube is Rotherhide; here’s a map Click here
Scandinavian Christmas Market 2013
Scan Events are doing the Scandi Christmas Market again this year in Rotherhide, outside the Finnish and Norwegian Churches. Open Fri, Sat and Sun all day – pop by and say hello to us, we’ll also be there, selling hotdogs and warm mulled wine. Say hi to our team: Marte, Linnea, Jonas, Little Jonas, Torben and Kaisla.
More about Scandinavian Christmas Market here