The NACC North is partnering with Norway House and other sponsoring organizations to host a Welcome to the North celebration. This coincides with Minneapolis hosting the ‘big game’ and includes a range of events all located at Norway House.
For more information, please visit: https://www.norwayhouse.org/welcome-to-the-north?fbclid=IwAR1sxdExbDIII_5V4Vl-VpzjNWGodNWaogeCR7wPHzxHJvA9Fuqjwh2c3ak
NORTHERN LIGHTS ICE BAR
by Borton Overseas Travel
–Wall Left of Norway House Entrance–
Cocktails and Spirits by Gamle Ode and Vikre Distillery
Beer by Utepils and Hammerheart Brewing
Mead by Urban Forage Winery
***Drink Tickets May be Purchased Inside
NORDIC MINI WINTER MARKET
–South Side of Lot, across from Entrance–
Drinking horns, winter apparel, Nordic goodies, children’s book signing, get your name translated into runes…
***Complete List of Vendors TBA
KIDS’ INDOOR ACTIVITIES
by Concordia Language Villages
–Inside the Norway House Galleri–
Kids’ and Family Activities surrounding winter games, the polar regions, and Norwegian Language! Come play with us!
–Inside Galleri and Downstairs in Coltvet Room–
$5 Suggested Donation, Children & Members are FREE
Norway & the United States: Partners in the Polar Region on loan from the Fram Museum in Oslo, presented by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington D.C., and In Play featuring Olympic Sweaters by Dale of Norway.
ALSO INGEBRETSEN’S BUTIKK + KAFFEBAR
–Inside Norway House, Mainfloor–
Nordic Gift Shop and Café featuring cookies, soda, coffee, and specialty waffles by Stine Aasland’s Nordic Waffles.
RAFFLE & SILENT AUCTION
SILENT AUCTION: Fjord chair by Hjellegarde
RAFFLE: Various items from our sponsors & friends
–At the snow mound on the SW side of the lot–
RAINBOW ICE ORBS
—To the Left of Ice Bar, Outside ALSO Ingebretsen’s–
BEAN BAG TOSS
OUTSIDE NORWAY HOUSE
Festivities Begin! Kickoff “Welcome to the North” with cow bells, cow calls, and the blast of the cow horn, led by Vølve Kari Tauring
Stories and Songs from the Viking Era, led by Kari Tauring
Nordic Knowledge Quiz – Test your “Viking” knowledge from Iron Age Europe to Minnesota 1961
Viking Costume Contest Judging
***Everyone is welcome to participate! Plus, get a free drink ticket when you come in costume! Judging will include two categories: “Historical” and “Fantastical” with prizes for Best Woman, Man & Child
Skål Chant and Songdans, led by Kari Tauring
God natt! Kjør forsiktig! (Good night! Drive safely!)
(Same as Saturday)
Sundays Festivities Begin!
Sponsored by Norseland & Jarlsberg Cheese
Led by Mindekirken Norwegian Language & Culture Program
Nordic Knowledge Quiz
Test your “Viking” knowledge from Iron Age Europe to Minnesota 1961
Kickoff The Big Game
Need not be present to win (winner will be called by phone to claim their prize)
***Raffle Tickets may be purchased inside Norway House.
Festivities end for the event! Tusen takk for joining us!
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Restrooms are located inside Norway House, Downstairs. There are elevators and staff to assist as necessary.
A General Information Desk including Galleri Admissions is located right outside the Galleri. A First Aid Kit and a Telephone are available here as well.
Wireless Internet is available for free using “Norway House Free WiFi.” Be aware that this service is subject to slow down with the number of devices using it at once.
PARKING & METRO TRANSIT
Parking is free along the East and West sides of the building. Additional parking may be available at Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church. Ample street parking is available.
Metro Transit Buses have a stop right outside Norway House! Use the Metro Transit Trip Planner to find the easiest route from your destination. Keep in mind there will be detours due to the Super Bowl.
Welcome to the North is brought to you by Norway House, the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce – Upper Midwest Chapter, and InJoy Events & Outreach, with our Presenting Sponsor, Borton Overseas Travel.
We are so grateful to all of our sponsors including: The Norwegian Honorary Consulate of Minneapolis, Mindekirken Norwegian Language & Culture Program, Larkin Hoffman, NACC, Spot Stuff, Intercomp Company, Urban Forage Winery, Utepils Brewing Company, HammerHeart Brewing Company, Gamle Ode, Vikre Distillery, Boost Liberia, Jarlsberg, Concordia Language Villages, Kari Tauring, and many individuals who give of their time, energy, and other valuable resources.