In Finnish, Pikku Joulu means “Little Christmas”. Held the first Thursday in December every year, all are welcome to join the Finland, MN community for this potluck of traditional Finish foods (bring your favorite dish to share), fun, and a few Christmas “traditions”.
Following the candlelit evening meal you may be entertained with live musicians, “Star Boys”, Christmas caroling, live reindeer, and of course Jouler Pukki (our own Finnish Santa) who has even brought his goat “Pukki” and gifts for the children.
In Finland, Europe, the tradition was to visit the cemetery, where they lit illuminaries. To reflect this tradition we have had illuminaries lining our walkway and on the tables.
Everyone is welcome, come join us for a traditional Finish Christmas with social hour from 5:00-6:00pm, dinner 6:00-7:00pm and entertainment from 7:00-8:00pm. Bring the kids and a dish to share. Usually held the first Thurs of Dec, but check the calendar of events to be sure.