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The Christmas Fair

Welcome to Norsk Folkemuseum's annual Christmas Fair the two first weekends in December!

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    Morten Brun / Norsk Folkemuseum

The Christmas fair is the highlight of the year at Norsk Folkemuseum. Enjoy Norwegian Christmas traditions, market place, traditional foods, exhibits, concerts, theater, family entertainment - and Santa Claus!


  • Market stands with unique, fun, useful, tasty and self-produced goods and products - a rich selection for Christmas shopping.
  • Historical houses decorated according to the holiday traditions of their time.
  • Christmas exhibition in the Exhibition Hall.
  • Horse and carriage starting in Valdres​.
  • Bonfire at the DNT-cabin.
  • Baking "lefse" in Numedal and Telemark.
  • The Museum's Folk Dance Group performs in the Open Air Theater.
  • Service in the Stave Church 13.30.
  • Concert with "Nisseorkesteret" at the Square.

    For The Children

    • Pony rides starts at Østerdal kl. 12.00 – 15.00
    • Try forging and carpentry at the blacksmith's. 
    • Visit the Farm Animals in "Elnanlåven" in Trøndelag.
    • Make your own Christmas Lantern in Trøndelag
    • Christmas workshop for kids by the Playground.

    Presents and decorations

    • Market stands selling traditionally crafted objects and locally produced christmas food.
    • The museum shop holds a large collection of christmas decorations, presents, books and copies of objects from the museum's collections.
    • Artisans sells silverware and ceramics from their workshops in the Old Town.
    • The Chandlery sells hand crafted wax candles
    • The Pharmacy sells incense, mustard and other christmas presents.
    • The Grocery Shop​ sells sweets and soap.

    Tickets and more details from the program will be released soon!

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      Morten Brun
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      Haakon Harriss
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      Haakon Harriss, Norsk Folkemuseum.

    Christmas at Norsk Folkemuseum