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SOLSTICE SUNDOWNER BENEFIT PARTY
Summer Solstice in June

Celebrate the year’s longest day at the annual Solstice Sundowner benefit party. The event is held at a lakeside, bucolic Solvang vineyard setting. Live music, fine food and local wines are staged as the sun sets amid the rolling vineyard hills. The event includes dinner alfresco, live music, silent and live auction. The evening ends with the lighting of the traditional Sankt Hans Aften bonfire at sunset.


LIVING HISTORY FESTIVAL
3rd Weekend in September (Danish Days)

The Museum has special extended hours from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday for this popular 2-day event, held in conjunction with the annual Danish Days celebration throughout Solvang. Featured are museum docents and volunteers, clad in colorful Danish costumes, demonstrating Old World crafts such as bobbin lace making, Viking spinning and weaving, Christmas crafts, and the fascinating art of Danish papercutting. There is no charge for admission. This event usually draws over 800 visitors.

CHRISTMAS AT ELVERHØJ
Thanksgiving thru December
Christmas Party - 1st Sunday in December

A twelve-foot tree decorated with hand-made Danish ornaments is the focal point of Christmas festivities throughout the month at Elverhøj. Special holiday activities include demonstrations of Danish Christmas craft, bobbin lace making, and more. The annual Members & Friends Christmas Party celebrates the holiday in traditional Danish style with Danish open-face sandwiches, homemade Danish Christmas cookies and chocolates, and Christmas cheer. Santa usually stops by with treats for the kids. Highlights of the evening are live music and the Danish Christmas tradition of dancing around the tree. For more information, phone the Museum: (805) 686-1211.

 
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