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Start date 11.25.2022   10:00 AM Address / City: 103 North Bishop Hill Street Bishop Hill
End date 12.04.2022   04:00 PM Location IL, US
Prepare for the holidays by attending Julmarknad (Christmas Market)!

Nov 25, 26 & Dec 3 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov 27 & Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Daily attractions include Swedish folk characters, traditional Swedish holiday decorations, holiday music, craft activities, and Christmas gifts for sale. All our shops, museums, and restaurants will be open to satisfy your holiday needs.
See Tomten, our Swedish elves, roam through the town, looking through windows, and peeking around corners in their red and grey outfits. A working model railroad will also be in the Steeple Building Museum, with a Christmas display.

The Vasa National Archives will have Take-Home Dala Horse Kits available to purchase. Each kit has a horse, three paint colors and two brushes. Kits are $5 each, supplies are limited and visitors can reserve them by calling 309.927.3898 or emailing VasaArchivist@gmail.com

In addition, visitors to the Vasa National Archives can participate at the Make-and-Take Dala Horse Station where people can paint their Dala Horses in the basement and let them dry while shopping and exploring Bishop Hill. Dala Horses are $5 each and painting is free.

The Peasant Works will once again have a traditional Scandinavian photo op stand at the 1882 Poppy Barn for visitors and also free make and take for the kids. All of the above activities will happen each and every day of Julmarknad. Special one-day-only events are happening as well - for more information about Julmarknad activities, please call 309-927-3899 or visit www.visitbishophill.com.

On Saturday, author Lilly Setterdahl will have a book signing at the Colony Store from 10:30 am. to noon for her book Until the Lights Come Back On. Lilly Setterdahl will then be at the Vasa National Archive from 1 to 3 p.m. to discuss the work done by her husband to preserve the Swedish-American experience and to answer questions related to getting started with your own genealogy search.

Saturday is also Small Business Saturday, so please support your local economy and shop the small businesses of historic Bishop Hill.

Julmarknad events are sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.
Organizer Bishop Hill Heritage Association Email bhha@mymctc.net
Phone 309.927.3899 URL www.visitbishophill.com