Julebyen 2019

Dec. 6-8
Knife River, Minnesota
Directions and Parking / Festival Map

for making Julebyen such a wonderful success
and a benefit for so many in the the community and surrounding area.


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.


Service animals only please.

Secure parking lots available ($5 suggested donation).

*** Check out the Schedule of Events ***

Festival Map

At Julebyen you will find:

* An Outdoor Market with foods and unique, hand-made gifts by local artisans.
* An Indoor Market full of hand-crafted decorations for your home.
* Troll Village , across the street, with a book corner meet regional authors and illustrators) and a variety of recreational exhibits and vendors.
* The Gnome Dome Visit the performance, activites and food tent for the Scandinavian Bakeri, live performers and workshops.
* Children's Activities including craft workshops, fun races and learning activities, outdoor recreation, animals, and more.

There is much to explore. You can drive or take the train!

Come and enjoy the celebration!


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 Sunday, or drive up any day. Parking is available along some city streets. Secure parking ($5 donation) is available in various locations within easy walking distance. Please observe areas cordoned off for special purposes. There are passenger drop-off points in front of the Julebyen Village.

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Friday December 6, 4:30 - 8:00 PM (dinner starts at 5:00)

Food experience catered by the NEW SCENIC CAFE
*Silent auction of juried artisan wares
* Music
* No advance ticket sales. Purchase tickets at the Gnome Tent on Dec. 6.
$15 adult (13 and up), FREE for 12 and under
Cash only. No credit cards. $5 cover charge if not having dinner.

Menu: Swedish Meatballs & gravy, potatoes, peas, rye bread, lingonberries, warm gingerbread, hot apple cider and juice boxes.
Cover charge of $5.00 if not having dinner.

Beer: Donated by Castle Danger Brewery, Two Harbors, Mn.
Wine: Donated by Lakeaire Bottle Shoppe, Duluth, Mn.
Music: THUGS Two Harbors Ukulele Group
Silent Auction: Numerous donatons from Julebyen sponsors and vendors. For example, take home this gorgeous handbag by Natalie Walbridge of Dock5.
Julebyen bag

For more information contact Carol Ojard Carlson

This activity is held in the Gnome Dome.

Julfest Outdoor Market 4:30 - 8:00 PM

The Outdoor Market will be open Friday, December 6 during JULEFEST
all other sites are closed until Saturday at 9:00am.

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All Vendors must be approved by the Julebyen Committee. If you are a first time vendor, please submit resume and photos. Do not send a check until notified you are accepted.

Outdoor Market vendors may apply using the OUTDOOR MARKET APPLICATION FORM
checks payable to KRRC (Knife River Recreation Council with ...'Attention Outdoor Market Vendor'

Troll Village vendors please use the TROLL VILLAGE APPLICATION FORM
checks payable to KRRC (Knife River Recreation Council with ...'Attention Troll Village Vendor'

Mail applications to:
Carol Ojard Carlson, Julebyen Chair
PO Box 245, Knife River, Mn. 55609
Phone: (218) 834-5950
Email: carolojardcarlson@gmail.com

Julebyen hats

visa mastercard amex discover cards accepted

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