St. Lucia Festival
Since 1976, St. Mark’s Lutheran church has hosted the St. Lucia Festival. All are welcome for this unique and meaningful event. The St. Lucia Festival celebrates the best things of Christmas: community, light, family, children, and good food. We share an invitation to our community to consider making a St. Lucia performance part of their 2014 Christmas experience. The story of Lucia, the symbol of light amid the darkness of winter in Sweden, has many different versions. It is not clear how the saint from Sicily became Sweden’s beacon of light, but legend says that Lucia brought food to people who were dying of hunger during a famine. Today, it is one of the high points of the Christmas season and candles are lit all over Sweden to bear light against the darkness. .
This year's festival performances will be Thursday, December 11th at 7:00pm, Friday, December 12th at 7:00pm, and Saturday, December 13th at 10:00am, and all proceeds will be given to the Berakhah House for Homeless Veterans. This distinctive event hosted by St. Mark’s Lutheran, now in its 38th year, is attended by folks throughout the community.