Swedish Historical Society of Rockford’s annual Lucia Concert will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at First Lutheran Church, 225 S. Third St., Rockford. Traditional songs and stories will be part of the event.
Saturday, Dec. 7, the public is invited to Julmarknad at Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. First St. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a silent auction will be held. Visit the Marknad with a choice of vendors; purchase baked goods at the Swedish Food and Bakery. Kaffe Stuga is available for $3. From 9 to 10:30 a.m., have Breakfast with Tomten, a favorite Swedish elf. Cost is $6, and reservations are required. Meet Lucia and dance around the Christmas tree. A Meatball Luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $9. Call (815) 399-3737.
From the Dec. 4-10, 2013, issue