Gimli, MB: Kaffitími, 3 pm, Lady of the Lake Theatre. Please contact JoAnne at 204-642-5645 or
Snorri Program and Snorri Plus Program
Applications for the Snorri Program are due 15 January, 2024. (Dates: June 8 – July 12, 2024). Applications for the Snorri Plus Program are due 20 February, 2024. (Dates: August 19 – Sept. 2, 2024). For more information, please visit INLNA Snorri Programs (snorri.is/).
24 November to 18 December
Gimli, MB: New Iceland Heritage Museum Christmas Festival of Trees. Come and see trees decorated by local businesses or organization. Visitors to the museum cna bid on the tree (phone and email bids will also be accepted). The highest bidder can pick up their tree on the 18 of December. Proceeds to go to a charity of the winners choice. 108-94-1st. Ave.
Friday, Saturday / 24, 25 November
Gimli, MB: Moonlight Madness Christmas Market at the New Iceland Heritage Museum. Fri. 24th: 4 - 9 pm. Sat. 25th: 10 - 4 pm. Vendors wanted, $40 for both days. Free hot chocolate and cookies. Call for info: 204-642-4001.
Saturday 25 November
Toronto, ON: POSTPONED Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto's ICCT Christmas Party. www.icct.info
Winnipeg, MB: Scandinavian Cultural Centre Children's Christmas Party. 764 Erin St. 11 am to 2:30 pm. Open to all children, grandchildren, nieces and npehews of the Scandinavian Centre and the various club members. More details to follow. Advance registration by email to
Sunday 26 November
Winnipeg, MB: Scandinavian Centre's Sunday Brunch hosted by Icelandic Canadian Frón. Come have brunch with the Jólasveinar "The Yule Lads." 10:30 am - 1 pm. Email to
Saturday 2 December
Edmonton, AB: ICCE Family Christmas Party Afternoon (Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton) Lois Hole (Callingwood) Library. Calling all kids, grandkids, and their adults! Bring a dessert to share over coffee and conversation with old friends.
Winnipeg, MB: Danish Christmas Dinner almost sold out. There are some spots still available. If you haven't already made your reservations, please do so as soon as possible. Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin St. Make your reservations via email to
Sunday 3 December
Burnaby, BC: Scandinavian Community Centre’s Annual Bake Sale (10 - 1pm) and Children’s Christmas Party (2:30 - 4:30 pm). 6540 Thomas St. scancentre.org/events-calendar
Minneapolis, MN: Jólabarnaball and Nordic Nook. 12 - 3 pm. Danish American Center. 3030 W River Pkwy, 55406. Homemade potluck treats. Bring a ready-to-serve plate of goodies for the buffet table, either Icelandic or traditional.
Nordic Nook will be open for your shopping pleasure with proceeds benefiting Hekla Club activities.
Jólabarnaball is a family event for everyone so bring your spouse, children, and grandchildren. Dancing and singing around the Christmas tree to summon the Jólasveinar will start promptly at 12:30 pm.
Free parking in the Danish American Center lot. Questions?
Tuesday 5 December
Toronto, ON: The Icelandic Canadian Club or Toronto's Nordic Nights December feature movie is an Icelandic film from 2022 – Driving Mum by Hilmar Oddsson. 7 - 9 pm. A hybrid event with a limited number of in-person attendees and also streamed on-line through Zoom. Use the Zoom registration link to register and let us know whether you would like to attend the movie screening in person. First come first serve until the limited number of spots is full. Join us for a group discussion (with our in person and on-line guests) after the screening. icct.info
Wednesday 6 December
Ottawa, ON: FOI (Friends of Iceland) Jolaglogg and Movie Night. We will have a Movie Night and our traditional Christmas “Jolalogg” at The Arts Court, likely around 7:30 pm. More details will be sent out after the movie selection and other arrangements are finalized. Also, we have 25 INLNA 2024 calendars in stock at $10 each. Please contact President Barry Thorsteinson to make arrangements to gets yours; first come first served. We will have them on hand on 6 Dec. as well.
8 and 16 December
Winnipeg and Gimli, MB: Two book launches for A Viking Legend: The Descendants of Odin by Ainsley Bloomer.
Friday 8 Dec: 5:30 pm. Icelandic Collection Library. 3rd Floor Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, 25 Chancellor's Circle. Winnipeg.
Saturday 16 Dec: 1:30 pm. Lady of the Lake Theatre, New Icelandic Heritage Museum, 108-94 1st Ave. Gimli.
Saturday 9 December
Gimli, MB: Gimli Icelandic Canadian Society Jola Gleði Christmas Party, Lady of the Lake, New Icelandic Heritage Museum, 108-94 1st Ave. 2 - 4 pm. Please join us for an afternoon of coffee / hot chocolate and treats, stories about the jólasveinar, and fun activities for adults and kids! Bring your friends, family and grandchildren. We also have a Christmas train set available for an open bid (see story in the Fall 2023 GICS newsletter). It is currently on display at the New Iceland Heritage Museum, where you can view it up close. If you are interested in placing a bid on the train set, please write your name, bid and phone # on the sheet beside the train set, and on December 9th at the Christmas Party, the highest bidder will win the item to purchase. The starting bid is $25. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Dec. 9th! Gimli Icelandic Canadian Society
9 and 10 December
New York, NY: Celebrate the holidays Nordic-style this season at Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America. This year's events feature a Holiday Julbord (Christmas Table, presented by Björk Cafe & Bistro at Scandinavia House, as well as our Annual Holiday Concert on 10 December at 5 pm with members of the Swedish Church Choir in NYC.
A traditional Christmas in Scandinavia is not complete without the traditional julbord, a holiday variation of the quintessential Smörgåsbord buffet-style meal in the Scandinavian countries. Our Swedish julbord includes multiple staples of Scandinavian cuisine served on the table. This year's seatings at Scandinavia House will feature a long buffet table overloaded with the Scandinavian classics such as herring, gravlax, meatballs, Jansson’s temptation and more. Seatings for lunch and dinner on Saturday and for lunch on Sunday will be accompanied by Lucia performances. ASF (American-Scandinavian Foundation) members receive a 15% discount off all seatings. 58 Park Ave. 10016. scandinaviahouse.org
Sunday 19 December
Icelandic Roots online: The Minneota Icelanders. Kathryn Rothman will discuss the Icelandic settlement at Minneota. 11 - 12 CST. https://www.icelandicroots.com
Tuesday 6 February
Gimli,MB: Gimli Icelandic Canadian Society AGM. Lady of the Lake Theatre, New Iceland Heritage Museum. 108-94-1st. Ave. 7 pm.
Saturday 24 February
Chicago, IL: The Icelandic Association of Chicago – Save the date for þorrablót 2024! At the Swedish American Museum, Andersonville, Chicago. Time to dust off the dance shoes, work up appetite for sheep heads and rotten shark, practice Icelandic pronunciation, and warm up the vocal cords. Skál - the Þorra Committee.
Saturday 9 March
Edmonton, AB: (Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton) ICCE þorrablót. Norwood Legion.
Tuesday, Wednesday / 28, 29 May
Edmonton, AB: ICCE (Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton) Casino. Pure Casino Yellowhead, Edmonton. Volunteer at https://signup.com/go/yAHmWkD
Through 17 February
New York, NY: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America – Narrative Threads: Works by Eight Nordic Artists presents multi-media artwork by Nordic artists, each distinguished by their innovative use of natural, synthetic, and digital materials. Exploring Nordic craft traditions through a contemporary lens, the works in the exhibition engage with material experimentation, and digital technology, with textile design, ceramics, stitching, painting, audio recording, and assemblage offering diverse narrative expressions and perspectives. The exhibition will feature the work of eight internationally celebrated artists: Margrethe Aanestad (Norway), Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter (Iceland), Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson (Iceland), Hildur Bjarnadóttir (Iceland), Astrid Krogh (Denmark), Heidi Hankaniemi (Finland), Marianne Huotari (Finland), and Kristina Riska (Finland). Details: scandinaviahouse.org