Santa Lucia Festival December 3, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Part of Santa Lucia Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Rotary "Festival of Lights Parade" 5:30pm Location Downtown Draper St.
Swedish Village Attractions: Parade, Food, Gingerbread House Competition Festival of Lights Parade 5:30 p.m. on Draper Street
7:30-10:30 a.m. Santa Lucia Pageant in local restaurants
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Gingerbread House Competition
Santa Lucia Day opens the Christmas season with the oldest daughter of the household adorning herself in a long white gown, red sash and a glowing crown of candles. She wakens the family members with the Lucia song and serving saffron buns and coffee at their bedside. The Swedish Village of Kingsburg has adopted this very special tradition. Kingsburg celebrates Santa Lucia Day on the first Saturday in December.
The sidewalks of Draper Street will be filled with arts and crafts along with specialty home baked goods, gourmet items, and Swedish entrees. There is a Gingerbread House Competition at the library and the evening concludes with a Festival of Lights Parade.
Also see the Kingsburg Swedish Festival, an exciting summer event that celebrates a unique heritage.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.