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Swedish American Museum

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5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States

December 2019

Breakfast with Tomten

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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$5 – $20

One of our most popular family events of the year! Join us on either Saturday or Sunday for a Swedish pancake breakfast with traditional crafts, a special visit from Tomten, and more. Prepaid and confirmed tickets are required and no refunds available for cancellations within 5 days of event. Cost: $15 members (adults and children 2 and over) $20 non-members (adults and children 2 and over) $5 children aged 12-24 months, infants are free.

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Gingerbread House Decoration

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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$25

Want some new ideas when it comes to decorating your gingerbread house? Always wished someone could teach you how to make yours better? Just want to do it together with others in a festive setting? Ann Cutler is here to teach you how to make the gingerbread house of your dreams. Ann Cutler is the lead cookie decorator at Bittersweet Pastry Shop in Chicago. She has made countless celebration cookies as well as custom creations for clients such as the…

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Baking Class – Christmas

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Learn to bake some Swedish bread and pastries. In a series of classes this fall you will learn to make everything from cookies to bread. A maximum of 6 participants per class. The theme for September and October’s classes are baking with yeast. You will learn how to make different kinds of sweet rolls and breads. In this class you will learn some traditional Christmas baking (note that this is the same class as the one in November so don’t…

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Hejsan!

December 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Join us at the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration for story and craft time on the third Friday of each month. The theme for the 2019-2020 school year is animals. All ages are welcome to attend with a caregiver for this free (with admission) program. While there is no additional cost to attend, reservations are appreciated and can be made via email to [email protected]

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Film Showing: “A Holy Mess”

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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A Holy Mess asks the question how tolerant the Swedes are. A warm comedy about the modern family and their continual struggle to “do things right.” Recommended for 7 years or older. In Swedish with English subtitles. This is a free event but reservations are appreciated.

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Julmiddag

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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$20 – $75

A festive and traditional Swedish Christmas smörgåsbord will be served at the Museum. The children are invited to participate in a St. Lucia procession before a special visit from Tomten and everyone is welcome to dance around the Christmas tree. Cost: $65 for members $75 for non-members $20 for children 12 and under infants 12 months and under are free. RSVP by Dec. 13. Prepaid and confirmed tickets are required and no refunds available for cancellations within 5 days of…

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Tomten’s Workshop Day Camp

December 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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$50 – $80

Kick off holiday break with a fun one-day camp! Children will learn all about Swedish holiday traditions through crafts, stories, games, music and other activities. Tomten’s Workshop is a drop off program and will run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with available extended care until 4 p.m. This program is appropriate for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

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Guided Tour – Swedish American Museum

December 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Dive into the history of Swedish immigration to Chicago with a guided tour of the Swedish American Museum’s permanent exhibit, “The Dream of America.” Uncover the stories of real immigrants like Karl Karlsson, who left Sweden with his family in 1893, or Elin and Birgitta Hedman, who made the journey in 1924. Learn about what awaited the millions who came to America via Ellis Island and what life was like in Swedish neighborhoods such as Andersonville in Chicago then and…

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