Begin celebrating the holiday season at the Museum of Danish America!
Julefest is an annual celebration held in the Danish Villages of Elk Horn-Kimballton on the Friday and Saturday immediately following Thanksgiving. Both communities will be festively decorated for Christmas. The Kimballton Town Hall will host "A Prairie Christmas" boutique and quilt sale where over 30 folk artists will be displaying and selling their works. Meanwhile, at the Elk Horn Town Hall, crafters will be selling their goods at the "Main Street Country Boutique." Sample gløgg and wine while shopping at the Danish Windmill.
Elk Horn's Volunteer Fire Department will host the Better Elk Horn Club's FREE annual pancake supper on Saturday evening from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday 5-7 PM at Vittles kids eat for free with purchase of an adult meal. Many more events and activities throughout the weekend!
At the museum we invite you to enjoy home-baked cookies, gløgg, and coffee in the museum's “hyggelig julestue" on Friday and Saturday. We have a LEGO play area and crafts for the kids . . . both young and old .... Fun for the entire family!
Bedstemor's House at 2105 College Street will be open from 1-4 p.m. with a presentation of Danish Christmas foods from 2-3 p.m. by Danish intern Anne Mette Ravn Nielsen.
The museum's Genealogy Center on Main Street will have Christmas activities, pebernødder & wassail, and a pictorial tour of Denmark on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit our Museum Shop stocked with gifts for the entire family ~ beautiful jewelry, kitchen ware, Danish spreads and treats, and of course, the Annual Keepsake Ornament and Christmas Cards.
Admission during Julefest is FREE for the museum, Bedstemor's House, and the Genealogy Center!
See our Museum Shop for our annual Christmas card and Ornament. Please place your order early as there is a limited supply.