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Julbord Dinner

The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana will serve its annual Julbord Dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. Julbord in Swedish means "Christmas table."

Guests may arrive at any time. There will be brief remarks at 5:30.

Traditional Swedish-American Christmas smörgåsbord fare will be served, including salads, relishes, fruit, herring, bread, cheese, potatoes, salmon, potato sausage, meatballs, rice pudding and Christmas desserts. 

After dinner, the annual Sankta Lucia Festival begins at 7 p.m. in nearby Ascension Chapel. Students perform traditional Swedish and Swedish-American songs and readings. Cookies and beverages  are served. The program is free.

If you prefer not to pay online, mail checks made out to “Swenson Center” (Swenson Center, Augustana College, 639 38th St., Rock Island, Ill., 61201) or call 309-794-7204 weekdays with a credit card.

Parking is available in the faculty/staff lot at 34th St and 9-1/2 Ave. near the Gerber Center. Please do not use student parking.


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$30 for adults (13+); $25 for Swenson Center members; $12.50 for children 4-12; free for children 3 and under

Buy tickets by noon Nov. 30