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Julmarknad Handcraft Market & Festival

The sights and sounds of the Scandinavian marketplace returns the first weekend in December at one of the region’s largest handcraft markets and festivals. Shop handmade goods from more than 60 regional artists at booths inside ASI and out in the courtyard. Browse exceptional items from ASI’s own Jul Shop, alongside distinctive artisan glass, clothing, wood, jewelry, ceramics, and textiles.

Perfect for all ages, Julmarknad features pop-up musical performances, family crafts, story time, festival foods, and take home handcraft projects that celebrate the season. Kids – be on the look-out for Tomte Kajsa!

Vendor applications for the 2022 Julmarknad Handcraft Market are now open. To apply, please fill out this form. Applications are due July 31 and applicants will be notified of their status by August 5


Julmarknad celebrates the Swedish tradition of slöjd, or handcraft. ASI is committed to upholding this tradition all year round with the Nordic Handcraft series. Workshops, classes and demos taught by skilled instructors bring Nordic-inspired folk arts to life innovative and creative programs in textiles, wood, birch bark weaving, basketry, glass and more. Learn more about ASI’s Nordic Handcraft Programs.

A tradition that can be traced back to the middle ages, outdoor holiday markets are a hallmark of the Swedish holiday season, which begins with the First Advent in November and ends on St Knut’s day on January 13. Nearly every town in Sweden has its own Julmarknad, characterized by small red sheds decorated for the season and filled with handmade goods from local vendors.