Swedish Christmas Bazaar 2013
SWEA is a worldwide non-profit organization for Swedish or Swedish-speaking women, and each year its Japan branch holds a Christmas bazaar where guests can enjoy traditional Swedish food and drinks, including glögg and gingerbread, buy Swedish handicrafts, and take in live musical performances. There is also a raffle featuring outstanding prizes such as round-trip airfare from Tokyo to Sweden.
This year’s event is scheduled for December 1 at the Swedish embassy in Roppongi, and proceeds raised will go towards rebuilding the Tohoku area devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Last year roughly two million yen was raised, and this year the organizers hope the bazaar will be just as successful.
Swedish Christmas Bazaar event schedule:
11:00 Bazaar opens
11:00-11:20 Swedish folk dance
12:00-12:20 Performance by Lucia, Queen of light
1:30-1:50 Performance by Lucia, Queen of light
2:00-2:20 Swedish folk dance
3:00 Raffle drawing (grand prize is two round-trip tickets between Tokyo and Sweden on KLM)
4:00 Bazaar closes
During the day visitors can buy traditional foods such as gingerbread, saffron buns and meat balls, try Swedish drinks like glögg (mulled wine) and Julmust (for the children), and win a some fabulous prizes. Handicrafts available for purchase will include traditional Swedish Santa decorations made of wood and wool.
Stop by with the family for some daytime fun to benefit a great cause!
When: Sun, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Swedish Embassy, 1-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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