PEPPERKAKEBYEN – GINGERBREAD CITY EVENTS
Friday, 6-8:30 pm, November 17
Nordic Center Pepperkakebyen Opens during 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 accepted. Grand Opening following the parade, 6-8:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 pm, November 18-December 9
The Nordic Center and Nortun Lodge/Sons of Norway host Duluth’s version of a Gingerbread City. Gingerbread houses and buildings are on display for the public to enjoy. Area schools, churches, businesses, community clubs, lodges, individuals, and families are invited to participate.
Come and view the village with free admission, complementary refreshments, Nordic crafts to make and take, and books to read to children. Donations are welcome. Helpers for the Nordic crafts include volunteers from the Nordic Center, The Son’s of Norway Norton Lodge, University of Minnesota art education students and community members.
2017 year marks the 6th year at the Nordic Center and each year more people are participating and adding their own creations to the village.
GINGERBREAD DECORATING WORKSHOP: November 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 at218-724-5393. $15/house. Class Saturday, November 11, 1-3 pm at Nortun Lodge/Sons of Norway, Norway Hall (Second Floor).
DROP OFF/PICK UP CREATIONS MADE AT HOME:
November 13 / December 10 Individuals, families, community members, business, youth groups, clubs, scouting groups, senior centers, school etc are encouraged to submit their original gingerbread creations to the village with a label. Drop off gingerbread creations with a label with name, organization. Drop off 12:30-3 pm, Sunday, November 13, Nordic Center First Floor. Pick up your creation on Sunday, December 9, 1-3 pm.
ABOUT DULUTH’S PEPPERKAKEBYEN
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-cocker-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) Nortun Lodge/Sons of Norway, (Second Floor) 21 Lake Avenue, Duluth