Santa Lucia 2023

Celebrated for 75 years and counting!

Saturday, December 9th

7:00 a.m.

Santa Lucia is the traditional Scandinavian festival of Light and Hope. Legend states: a young Italian Lucia gave everything to the poor and admitted being a Christian. She was burned at the stake. Later, Lucia then clothed in white, with a crown of light circling her head appeared at the bow of a ship laden with food for the starving people of Varmland, Sweden. She became the symbol of light and hope to humanity on the darkest day of the year to herald the glad Christmas time.

On Saturday, December 9th at 7:00 a.m., we will celebrate the Festival of Lights both in person and online, 

by carrying in the light and sharing sweetness with our neighborhood. 

Get involved below!

  • Santa Lucia Decorating

    Volunteer to decorate the Sanctuary & Gathering Area on Wednesday, November 29th from 5:00-8:30 p.m. or the help decorate the Great Hall on Friday, December 8th from 9:00-12:00 p.m.

  • Bake Scandinavian Cookies

    Bake multinational cookies at home and donate them to the cause of spreading the light!

  • Assemble Cookie Trays & Bags

    Assemble cookies trays and bags together at church on Friday, December 8th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. 

  • Santa Lucia Breakfast

    Volunteer to prep, serve or clean-up after the Santa Lucia Breakfast.