Julebyen 2017

Dec. 2 & 3
Knife River, Minnesota


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, 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.

Contact carolojardcarlson@gmail.com for more information. This activity is held in the Gnome Dome.

Outdoor Market 4:00 - 8:00 PM

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
Phone: 218-834-5950
Email: carolojardcarlson@gmail.com
You can also ask to be placed on a waiting list for the Outdoor Market.

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