Preserving the Legacy of the New Sweden Colony in America

The Swedish Colonial Society

97 Wanamaker Avenue
Essington, PA 19029

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The Swedish Colonial Society

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Holiday Julmiddag

​The Swedish Colonial Society is having their Annual Holiday Julmiddag on

Saturday, January 14, 2023

We will begin at 11:30 at the Main Residence of the Swedish Colonial Farmstead where we will take down our Christmas ornaments, signifying the end of the Christmas Holiday.  Our annual Holiday Luncheon will follow at noon at the Corinthian Yacht Club, adjacent to Governor Printz Park.

This year The Swedish Colonial Society’s Christmas Celebration or Julmiddag will take place on January 14th, the day after St. Knut’s Day, the day that traditionally concludes the Christmas season in Sweden. Activities will include our Holiday Raffle and special Holiday Program. This year Emily Tepe, the singer-songwriter known professionally as IVA, will sing Swedish holiday and folk songs.  Emily is an SCS Forefather Member (12th from Peter Larsson Cock and Margaret Lom) and was a Fulbright Scholar in Sweden and Vasa’s 2015 Swedish American of the Year.

*Please consider supporting the Swedish Colonial Society’s educational programs by donating as a Benefactor ($100) or as a Sponsor ($50) with a listing in our Holiday Program. Donated gifts for the Raffle are gladly accepted!!!

Lunch will be served with a cash bar.
The event is open to Swedish Colonial Society members and their guests.
Location: The Corinthian Yacht Club
300 W. 2nd Street Essington PA 19029

Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Cost: $50.00 per person, Checks should be made out to the Swedish Colonial Society and sent to:

Linda Alexy, Treasurer SCS
438 Regina Street
Philadelphia PA 19116-2405

Any questions, please email Linda Alexy at