The Christmas Fair at Norsk Folkemuseum 2017

December 2, 3, 9 and 10 from 11:00 to 16:00.

Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo offers one of the most popular pre-christmas events in Oslo. The Christmas Fair is recommended for its authentic Christmas feeling, a market with typical Norwegian products and the decorations in historic houses at the site.

To make it a full day experience, the Christmas Fair consists of three parts:

The Decorated Houses in the Open-Air Museum

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    Morten Brun

The historical houses are all moved from different parts of Norway and are re-erected in the Museum Park. The houses are decorated for Christmas according to the traditions of the initial inhabitants. Visitors can experience how the modern age entered the Christmas celebration in 1959,  or they can meet the 1769 merchant’s maid who has not heard of the Christmas tree. The museum features a wide range of Christmas traditions at different times.

The Market Stalls

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    Haakon Harriss/Norsk Folkemuseum

Salesmen and women in more than 100 old-fashioned stalls sell home-made items like crafts, Christmas decorations and treats. The Old Town-part of the museum gives a certain Christmas-like atmosphere to the marketplace. This is the place to find special gifts, as many of the salespeople make their products in small numbers and mainly for the Christmas Fair at Norsk Folkemuseum. 

The Entertainment Programme

The visitors can experience children choirs and concerts in the museum’s Church Exhibition. a daily highlight is the folk dancing, where Santa Clause himself joins tha dancing. The children can visit Santa’s Workshop where they can assist the production of gifts for Christmas.

Contact person:Paal Mork, Director of Communications,
ph. (+47) 90 19 80 99
e-mail: paal.mork@norskfolkemuseum.no