Swedish Christmas Bazaar 2014
The Japan contingent of SWEA, the worldwide non-profit organization for Swedish and Swedish-speaking women, is again gearing up to hold its annual Christmas bazaar. At this popular event, guests can enjoy traditional Swedish food and drinks including glögg and gingerbread, buy Swedish handicrafts, and take in live musical performances. There will also be a raffle for some outstanding prizes.
This year’s event is scheduled for Sunday, November 30 at the Swedish embassy in Roppongi, and all 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:
12 p.m. Doors open
1 p.m. Swedish folk dance performance
2 p.m. Performance by Lucia, Queen of Light
3 p.m. Raffle drawing
4 p.m. Bazaar closes
Throughout the event, visitors will be able to 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, Nov. 30, 12–4 p.m.
Where: Swedish Embassy, 1-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Admission: ¥500 (free for children under age 6)