Welcome to SiS traditional Lucia Celebration in Sydney! - Svenskor i Sydney
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A Swedish Lucia holding a tray with coffee and lussebuns. The woman has a lucia chandelier with candles. To the right of Lucia and slightly in the background, an elf looks out from behind a barn. There is snow all around, Santa is standing in snow. The image breathes Swedish traditional Lucia celebrations and radiates warmth and a sense of anticipation. There are Christmas colors, such as red color and green, in the picture.

You are invited to a traditional Swedish Lucia celebration in Sydney!

Find your moment of Zen before the silly season! Come and take a deep breath, soak up the Swedish Christmas spirit and meet new and old friends over an Advent fika, enjoy a cuppa with a saffron bun – Lussekatt – and ginger bread in our pop-up café during SiS’s traditional Lucia celebration. Nothing smells more like a Swedish Christmas than mulled wine! And now you can finally get real mulled wine in Australia! As a special treat, this year you can enjoy a mug of The Mulled Wine Co. mulled wine on site or stock up for the Christmas festivities. NB! Bring cash – Cash Only.

We play games and dance in traditional style around the Christmas tree – we will have ring dancing for small children as well as playful adults. The children can try their luck at fishing in the fish pond – the Swedish version of a lucky dip. Raffle tickets for sale with great prizes.

We play games and dance in traditional style around the Christmas tree – we will have ring dancing for small children as well as playful adults. The children can try their luck at fishing in the fish pond – open all day. Lottery sale and great prices.

We do it together!

Together we create loads of Swedish Christmas ambience with Christmas songs and Lucia. SiS Lucia is a great opportunity to partake in an old Swedish tradition and mingle amongst new and old friends, young and old.

PS! You may or may not be familiar with the concept of Lucia. If you are new to Lucia, find out all the essential information here Lucia – what is it?  or just turn up on the day and experience Lucia firsthand.  Here, you can find more information on Swedish traditions, culture and facts & figures.

Do you want to join the SiS Lucia procession? We need you!

Everyone welcome – young and old! If you want more information or to register an interest for you or your children to go in the Lucia procession, email Susan svenskorisydney (at)gmail.com or SMS/call us on 0474 883 018.


11am                               The Event Opens

We will be preparing for the ring dance. The café opens – mingle and fika* with mulled wine from our pop-up café. If the weather permits, we play some games in the park outside – adults and children alike *fika is at the core of Swedish culture – like a social glue 

12:15pm to 12:45pm   Song and Dance around the Christmas tree. Young and old!

12:45pm to 1pm           Preparation for Lucia!

We create the Lucia procession and experience together! We’re calling all children and adults who wish to partake. NB! You must register if you are interested See intro.

1:00pm to 1:20pm        Lucia procession!

1:30pm to 2:30pm        Mingle and fika with mulled wine

Games in the garden if the weather permits

2.30pm                           The event is closing

Entrée: $5 for adult/kids under 16 year of age go in for free.           

NB! The times of the activities are approximate. The schedule may change.

When where how

WHERE: 7 Macpherson Street, West Ryde, NSW 2114

The event is held in The Temple Society’s premises.

PUBLIC TRANS.: 7 minutes walk from the nearest train station which is Meadowbank.

WHEN: Saturday 10 December

TIME: 11:00-14:30 (approximately)

PARKING: On street parking

Admission: $5 per adult/free admission for children under 16 years of ag. Purchase your ticket HERE NB! only pre-purchased tickets allow entrance.

Vid frågor: e-post svenskorisydney (at) gmail.com eller ring/SMS på 0474 883 018      Med reservation för ändringar i programmet. Hålltiderna är ungefärliga. Begränsat med platser.  


For more information about SiS – established 1960 and the longest established association of all Swedish associations in Sydney, click here .


Date(s) - 10/12/2022
11:00 am - 2:30 pm