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.
There is NO ADMISSION FEE!
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, Troll Village with
an assortment of exciting things to see and people to meet. In addition there are
lots of things for children to do, including
craft workshops, outdoor recreation, animals, and more.
There is much to explore. You can drive or take the train!
You can even join the Tour of Homes on Saturday
for an inside look at local residences decorated for the season.
Come and enjoy the celebration!
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.
The Outdoor Market will be open Friday, Dec. 1 during JULEFEST from 4:30-8:00 pm.
all other sites are closed until Saturday at 9:00am.
We are just a short drive away from Duluth or Two Harbors.
The Julebyen Christmas Village is just 14 miles north of Duluth (or 8 miles south of Two Harbors) along the
scenic shore of Lake Superior at the Knife River Recreation Center.
Take the Julebyen train up from Duluth on Saturday, or drive up any day. Parking is FREE along city streets. Please observe areas cordoned off for special purposes such as loading or unloading of
the elderly, handicapped or Tour of Homes participants.
The Outdoor Market vendors are currently filled. If you are interested in being a vendor at the Troll Village this year
please download and complete this
TROLL VILLAGE VENDOR APPLICATION FORM
checks payable to KRRC (Knife River Recreation Council with ...'Attention Troll Village Vendor' and mailed to
Carol Ojard Carlson, Julebyen Chair
PO Box 245, Knife River, Mn. 55609
You can also ask to be placed on a waiting list for the Outdoor Market.