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Friday, 6-8:30 pm, November 17
6th Annual Nordic Center Pepperkakebyen Opens at the City of the North Parade
Stop by before, during, or after the City of the North Parade to view the City, enjoy complimentary refreshments, singing, and crafts. Free, donations welcome.

Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 pm, November 18-December 9
Hosted by the Son’s of Norway Norton Lodge, the Nordic Center of Duluth and UMD art education students. This community event is free and open to everyone! View the village, make Nordic crafts, and learn about a Nordic-Minnesota winter celebration. Area schools, churches, businesses, community clubs, lodges, individuals, and families are invited to participate. Donations are welcome.


GINGERBREAD DECORATING WORKSHOPNovember 11. Learn about the Gingerbread City in Bergen, Norway. Decorate a gingerbread house for display with gingerbread master Patrick “the Gingerbread Man.” House decorations, crafts and snacks provided. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required. Contact Lynne Erickson at 218-724-5393, $15/house. Class Saturday, November 11, 1-3:30 pm at Nortun Lodge/Sons of Norway, Norway Hall (Second Floor).

Sun., November 12 December 10 Everyone is welcome to submit their gingerbread creations. Individuals, families, community members, business, youth groups, clubs, scouting groups, senior centers, school etc are encouraged to submit their gingerbread pieces to the village with a label. Drop off gingerbread creations with a label with name, organization. Drop off 1-3 pm, Sunday, November 12, Nordic Center First Floor. Pick up your creation on Sunday, December 10, 1-3 pm.


Duluth Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City started in 2011 as Son’s of Norway member and Norwegian native, Bente Soderlind’s idea to create a smaller Duluth version of Bergen, Norway’s world’s largest Pepperkakebyen (Gingerbread City) in the world! See More History.

Volunteers from the Son’s of Norway Norton Lodge and Nordic Center of Duluth will again be host the Pepperkakebyen Gingerbread City of Duluth (gingerbread city in Norwegian pronounced: pepper-kocker-bee-in). This event is free and open to the public to learn about and participate in this Nordic cultural winter celebration and to create traditional gingerbread houses during the holiday season for everyone. You don’t need to be Norwegian to participate! It’s fun for everyone.

Thanks to Pepperkakebyen co-sponsors: the Nordic Center and the Guttormsson Family Foundation.

The Nordic Center – (Street Level) 23 Lake Avenue, Duluth
Nortun Lodge/Sons of Norway, (Second Floor) 21 Lake Avenue, Duluth


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