About the SWEA Swedish Christmas Fair
SWEA Toronto’s annual Swedish Christmas Fair started in 1982. Each year the Swedish Christmas Fair attracts thousands of people who come to enjoy Swedish food at the Café, the Lucia procession, the Swedish Folk Dancers and Choir, the Children’s Loft with Crafts, the Book Corner, the yearly Swedish exhibit and of course the large selection of Swedish designed products. The Swedish food in the ‘Mathörnan’ or ‘Taste of Sweden’ as we also call it, provides the Scandinavian population and adventurous visitors with all the key items for a Swedish Traditional Christmas ‘Smörgåsbord‘.
The Swedish Christmas Fair is SWEA’s largest fundraiser of the year. The money raised each year goes towards donations and scholarship programs. SWEA Toronto supports the Swedish Church, the Swedish School, the Swedish Folkdancers and Singers and other Swedish related cultural activities in the GTA. Each year we award scholarships to Ontario students who have been accepted to study in a Swedish university. In 2019 we awarded $20,000 to ten students out of sixty-nine applicants.
Going online in 2020 – SWEA Swedish Christmas Fair
This year, we unfortunately had to make the difficult decision to make a virtual version of our beloved Swedish Christmas Fair. Due to the ongoing pandemic we could not be sure that the government would allow us to organize the Swedish Christmas Fair in its usual form. However, we could not imagine not providing all of our faithful guests with their favourite Swedish foods and products in time for Christmas. We decided to organize a webshop, sell products through the summer and then ship all the food, candy and other items from Sweden in the fall, arriving in Canada in time for Christmas.
Please visit swedishchristmasfair.ca and place your order before August 31. All orders will be available for pick-up in Toronto in November. More details are available on the website. Please email info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)swedishchristmasfair.ca with questions.
We thank you for your continued support of the Swedish Christmas Fair and hope to see you in person again in November 2021.
Have a wonderful Christmas. God Jul!