Julebyen 2017

Dec. 2 & 3
Knife River, Minnesota
Directions and Parking / Festival Map


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 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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