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Christmas bazaar in english

Friday, Nov.22th 15-18, Saturday, Nov.23th 11-17, Sunday, Nov.24th 11-16

The weekend before the first Sunday in Advent the Swedish Church in Copenhagen – Gustafskyrkan – will open the doors to the oldest Christmas bazaar in Denmark.

Every time is as fantastic as ever, when we stand there in our national costumes ready to welcome our guests to some pleasant and cheerful days, with the old well known stalls filled with Christmas decorations, Polkagrisar and Advent calendars, Swedish herring and good cheese, beautiful textiles, dipped candles and much more.

The Christmas bazaar of 2019 will be even more fairytalelike with our theme of the year, John Bauer. The Swedish artist who in the beginning of the 20th century captured the mystery of the Swedish forests with trolls and princesses among high trees, mossy stones and deep forest lakes and wild animals. During a journey to Lapland he was moved by the culture of the Sami, and details of their clothing and ornaments are seen in his illustrations. He has portrayed the Christmas goat, the precursor to the Father Christmas, in the most beautiful manner as well.

HRH Princess Benedikte will open the Christmas bazaar.

Saturday 11am-15 pm and Sunday from 11am-12am all children are welcome to “julpyssel” – Christmas crafts – in the Church, where they can cut papper Christmas trees in calm surroundings.

Sunday the 24th of November at 2pm there will be a Christmas concerto in the church with participation of the Church Choir and soloists with accompaniment. Admission 80 kr.

We warmly welcome you to the Christmas bazaar of the year – for the 107th time. You can buy Christmas presents and handicraft for your home, try your luck at the raffles, enjoy a cup of steaming glögg,  or classical Swedish cakes and biscuits in the café. Make a bargain at the book stall or the vintage stall (fyndboden), and in the yard you will find hot “köttbullar” – Swedish meatballs.

Keep the traditions alive, start Christmas in Gustafskyrkan! 

2018 Bild: Kajsfoto.dk

PROGRAM

Friday, Nov.22th

3 p.m. The Bazaar opens to the public.
6 p.m. The Bazaar closes for the day. 

Saturday, Nov.23th

11 a.m. The Bazaar opens to the public.
    5 p.m.   The Bazaar closes for the day. 

Sunday, Nov.24th

10 a.m.  Bazaar Mass in the church.
11 a.m.  The Christmas Bazaar opens to the public.
   1 p.m.    A visit from Santa Claus.
  2 p.m. Swedish Christmas Carols sung by the church choir in the church.              Admission: 80 kr. 

  4 p.m.     The Christmas Bazaar closes for this year. See you next year!

Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. saturday and 11 a.m.-12 a.m Sunday,  children are welcome in the church for different activites.

HISTORY

Our Christmas Bazaar has a long history. The Swedish Church held its first Christmas Bazaar in 1912, one year after the opening of the church. During these 102 years, the Christmas Bazaar has grown from three sales tables and 15 helpers to a great event that involves all the localities in the church and more than 100 volunteers. The ladies are all dressed up in their beautiful Swedish folk costumes.
The Christmas Bazaar at the Swedish Church has become a traditional Copenhagener event and a perfect way to begin Christmas. Don’t miss it!
Welcome!
Merry Christmas greetings from the Swedish Church.