Julebyen 2017

Dec. 2 & 3
Knife River, Minnesota


Velkommen to Julebyen!!

Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BE-en) means "Christmas Village". It is a centuries-old Scandinavian and German tradition celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music. This December, Knife River (a fishing village of the North Shore of Lake Superior just north of Duluth) is home to an authentic, and unique Julebyen fest.


At Julebyen you will find an Outdoor Market with foods and unique, hand-made gifts by local artisans, an Indoor Bazaar full of hand-crafted decorations for your home, children's activities (craft workshops, outdoor recreation, animals, lots more). There is much to explore. You can drive or take the train! You can even join the Tour of Homes for an inside look at local residences decorated for the season.

Come and enjoy the celebration!

New this year - Fri. Dec. 1 JULEFEST 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Food experience by local caterers * Special children’s menu and activities * Silent auction of juried artisan wares * Music * Tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact carolojardcarlson@gmail.com for more information. This activity is held in the Gnome Dome only - all other sites are closed until Saturday.

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Julebyen is a community-wide event organized by the non-profit Knife River Recreation Center (KRRC). Proceeds support KRRC programs such as the newly renovated public children's playground.

To learn more visit kniferiver.org our ABOUT page, or contact:

Carol Ojard Carlson, Julebyen Chair
Phone: 218-834-5950
Email: carolojardcarlson@gmail.com