Date: 22 November 2014 11:30 - 07 December 2014 18:00
Location: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Norwegian Christmas Events in Scotland

The traditional Norwegian Christmas tree has been lit in Edinburgh, but there are still several events to gear you up for a Norwegian Christmas in Scotland!

Once again the traditional Christmas Tree, gifted to the City of Edinburgh by Hordaland County Council in Norway, set the Christmas spirit in Edinburgh.

The Lighting Ceremony took place on the Main Stage in George Street on Sunday 23 November in the presence of Mr. Donald Wilson, Lord Provost of Edinburgh and Mr. Tom Christer Nilsen, Convener of Hordaland County Council. There was music on the main stage by The Edvard Grieg Choir from Hordaland Norway. The Edvard Grieg Choir also accompanied the Schola Cantorum  in the traditional Advent Concert in St. Giles' Cathedral Monday 24 November.

Meanwhile, in Glasgow, you could sample the delights of a traditional Norwegian Christmas and stock up on knitwear, decorations and other Scandinavian Christmas essentials at the Norwegian Christmas Fair. It took place at Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church on Saturday 22 November.

Coming up is the traditional Juletrefest (Christmas Tree Party) for adults and children alike. This will be held in Glasgow on Sunday 7 December from 5.30pm (doors open at 5pm) at The High School of Glasgow Pavilion, 637 Crow Road, Jordanhill, Glasgow G13 1PL. There will be a Lucia procession, visit from "Julenissen" and carol singing around the Christmas tree. Tickets: £7 adults, £3 children (Please book by Sunday 30 November if possible) will be available at the Julebasar or from Ragne Hopkins, tel. 0141-956 4294.



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