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FACC Minnesota: Events at Christmas time

Please join us to celebrate the Season
at the following events

Independence Day Reception at Norway House
Join the Finnish community and socialize with friends over appetizers, desserts, and a range of beverages. Spirited singing of the national anthem and greetings from President Niinistö will be a part of the program at 5:45 pm. Ongoing video viewing of the President's Reception at the Presidential Palace. Donations accepted. 

When: Thurs, December 6, 5-7 pm
Where: Norway House, 913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis

Enjoy the steam at the Rooftop Sauna After-party
The sauna will be hot at the beautiful Hewing Hotel in downtown Minneapolis for a rooftop lounge gathering. Enjoy magnificent views of Minneapolis while cooling down from the sauna, swimming, or relaxing in the whirlpool--or just enjoying an evening on the rooftop. Food and drinks will be available at the bar. Ages 21+. Tickets: $25.

When: Thurs, December 6, 7:30-11:30 pm
Where: Hewing Hotel, 300 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis
Tickets: Eventbrite

Kauneimmat Joululaulut and Joulu
Finland's Most Beautiful Christmas Songs (Kauneimmat Joululaulut)--old and new--will fill the sanctuary of Eliel Saarinen's notable Christ Church Lutheran. Pastor Jarmo Tarkki and church musician Terhi Miikki-Broersma will lead the same music service here that will be repeated in hundreds of churches across Finland during December. Pastor Tarkki is the Church of Finland pastor for all states west of the Mississippi River in the U.S., and regularly serves churches in Texas and California. Terhi Miikki-Broersma is a Sibelius Academy graduate and church musician, now living in Lynden, Washington. 

Following Kauneimmat Joululaulut, from 2:30 to 5 pm, Christ Church Lutheran becomes a holiday festival with Joulu: Magical Finnish Christmas, a fun-filled marketplace with Christmas shopping for crafts, books, CD, and gifts; activities and music, a visit fromJoulupukki, and Christmas treats in the Finnish Café.

Sat, December 8--Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave S, Minneapolis

       1 pm--Kauneimmat Joululaulut (Most Beautiful Christmas Songs)
       2:30-5 pm--Joulu: Magical Finnish Christmas

Read more here.