Sunday December 11th 6 PM to 7.30 PM
5105 Winters Chapel Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30360
Atlanta’s Nordic Lodge #708 will present its traditional Sankta Lucia celebration on Sunday, the 11th of December, 2016 at 6:00PM in the Winters Chapel United Methodist Church located at 5105 Winters Chapel Road in Atlanta, Georgia. Free parking is available but seating is limited.
The candlelit, music-filled celebration will consist of traditional and contemporary Swedish Christmas music. The evening will feature the St. Lucia choir with children, women and men from the Swedish community. The performance will be conducted by Mia Peters with piano accompaniment by Rand Lines.
The St. Lucia tradition is celebrated in Sweden and to some extent in other Scandinavian countries. A young Lucia wears a long white gown with a red sash and a crown of lighted candles and is attended by a group of singing attendants in festive holiday costumes. Lucia would offer saffron buns and gingersnaps as well as coffee to everyone she saw in the morning of the official Lucia day; December 13th.
After the celebration a reception featuring coffee and sweets will be offered in the Fellowship Hall of the church.