Scandinavian Cultural Center

Scandinavian Cultural Center

Norwegian Heritage Festival

(Last Saturday in April)

When HRH King Olav V of Norway visited Pacific Lutheran University in 1975, local Norwegian-Americans staged a Norwegian Heritage Festival in his honor. It was such a huge success that it became an annual tradition. Today the festival features Norwegian foods, entertainment, vendors, and crafts and demonstrations (e.g., rosemaling, Hardanger embroidery, spinning, and woodcarving).  More.

Norwegian Christmas Service (Julegudstjeneste)

(Early December)

An annual event on the PLU campus since 1975, this event is a blend of spiritual songs and scripture readings that tell the story of Jesus. The candlelight service has become a family tradition for many in the Tacoma-Seattle area. The event is conducted by students in the Scandinavian Area Studies Program. More.

Swedish Sankta Lucia Fest

Attention: This years Annual Sankta Lucia Fest will be held on Friday, December 6th at 7pm.

The Sankta Lucia Fest celebrated in the Swedish tradition and takes place in PLU's beautiful Lagerquist Hall. The hour-long program features Swedish music, song, and dance, and a very special children's performance. The celebration marks the beginning of the Christmas season at PLU and is a favorite of children and adults. More.

Nordic Christmas Fest

(Mid December)

The annual Nordic Christmas Fest has been a much-anticipated event in the Scandinavian Cultural Center for over two decades. The Cultural Center is at its loveliest with candlelight and magical holiday decorations. The evening is filled with great conversation, fantastic food, and lively entertainment. The lavish Nordic buffet will leave you in "fine fettle!"  More.