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Julebyen Christmas Festival

Julebyen Christmas Festival

December 4, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Knife River Recreation Center

The Scandinavian-themed Christmas festival, which has become a holiday tradition for many families, will resemble past Julebyens with some streamlining and safety precautions following any COVID guidelines that may be in place in December. We will keep most activities outdoors or under tents to help make the event safe for attendees.
The Julebyen Express Train that transports festival-goers from Duluth will be running along with the popular “Troll Trains to Troll Canyon.” Hedlund said, “There have already been reports of troll sightings in the Troll Canyon area.”

We will hold this year’s activities in the town’s ball field, transforming it into a festive marketplace. In addition, the nearby Knife River Heritage Cultural Center will be set up as the town’s train depot in 1900.

Julebyen will feature a bakery serving lefse and krumkake, artisan crafts sold from colorful huts in the marketplace, a children’s craft workshop, outdoor games, marsh-mellow roast, and winter sports as weather may allow. A variety of food options will be available at the village as well as the Heritage Center. Scandinavian music and dance and a flag parade will be ongoing throughout the day.

For a complete schedule of activities:

Visit the Julebyen Website

Train from Duluth to Knife River

Ride the Julebyen Express train from the Duluth Depot to Knife River’s Julebyen on Saturday or Sunday! Through the generous support of the North Shore Scenic Railroad.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE
The Julebyen Express departs the Duluth Depot at 9:30 am. The train boards at 2:00 pm in Knife River for the return trip back to the Duluth Depot by around 3:00 pm.

SUNDAY SCHEDULE
The Julebyen Express departs the Duluth Depot at 9:30 am. The train boards at 1:00 pm in Knife River for the return trip back to the Duluth Depot by around 2:00 pm.

ROUND TRIP TICKETS

  • Adults $20
  • Ages 3-13 $10
  • Under 3 FREE!

BUY TICKETS

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

  • Lovin’ Lake County
  • North Shore Scenic Railroad
  • Minnesota Public Radio
  • St. Louis & Lake County Railroad Authority
  • Heritage Marine
  • Cooperative Light & Power
  • Castle Danger Brewery
  • 47 Degrees Art Gallery
  • Positive Energy Outdoors
  • Trail Fitters
  • Knife River Marina
  • Duluth Kitchen Company
  • Island View Resort
  • Knife River Lutheran Church
  • Steve Carlson Realtor
  • Patricia Cane Lake Studio
  • Russ Kendal’s Smokehouse
  • Thrivent Financial (North Shore)
  • Federated Co-ops
  • Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen
  • North Shore Propane
  • Twin Ports Paper & Supplies
  • Knife River Campground
  • Sonju Two Harbors
  • Security Jewelers
  • Super One Foods
  • Arco Coffee
  • Duluth Rotary Club
  • Como Oil & Propane
  • Lakeview Memorial Hospital
  • Lucky Dog Farm
  • Saddle Rock Pottery