Julebyen (pronounced YOOL-eh-BEE-en) means "Christmas Village". It's a Scandinavian and German tradition.

It is centuries old and celebrated with ethnic foods, crafts, holiday decorations, and music. Knife River (just north of Duluth) is celebrating Julebyen fest again this year and there are so many events I can't list them all here.

You can drive up the shore or you can take a train from the Duluth Depot especially scheduled for the Julebyen events.

At Julebyen you will find:

An Outdoor Market with foods and unique, hand-made gifts by local artisans.
An Indoor Market full of hand-crafted decorations for your home.
Troll Village, across the street, with a book corner meet regional authors and illustrators) and a variety of recreational exhibits and vendors.
The Gnome Dome Visit the performance, activities and food tent for the Scandinavian Bakery, live performers and workshops.
Children's Activities including craft workshops, fun races, and learning activities, outdoor recreation, animals, and more.

On Friday, November 30th, According to the Julebyen Website

Food By Local Caterers

* Special children's menu and activities
* Silent auction of juried artisan wares
* Music
* Tickets must be purchased in advance. $20 adult/$45 family

Credit cards accepted


Swedish Meatballs & gravy, potatoes, peas, rye bread, lingonberries, Tosca cake, hot apple cider, and juice boxes. Macaroni Joes for the Kids.
Cover charge of $5.00 if not having dinner.

Beer: Donated by Castle Danger Brewery, Two Harbors, Mn.
Wine: Donated by Emily's Eatery on Knife River
Music: THUGS Two Harbors Ukulele Group
Silent Auction: Numerous donations from Julebyen sponsors and vendors. For example, take home this gorgeous Lake Superior handbag by Natalie Walbridge of Dock5.

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