Lucia Celebration at Old Swedes

Lucia, her attendants, star boys and tomte celebrate at Old Swedes, Wilmington, DE


The celebration of Sankta Lucia is a Swedish Christmas tradition that marks the beginning of the Christmas season. You will enjoy this celebration of “light” with young ladies or “Lucia” and “Attendants” in white gowns, candles aglow and young boys or “Star Boys” in their white gowns and cone star laden hats, each carrying their own silver star raised high. Keep a sharp eye out for our little elves or “Tomten”. The program is narrated in English and sung in Swedish. The candles and church lend an ambiance you will cherish into your own holiday celebration.


Ticket Information (available October 2020)

Tickets for Lucia

Scroll down to purchase tickets for both the 1pm and 3pm Lucia Programs here on the Delaware Swedish Colonial Web Site through a secure Pay Pal site. 

Use the drop down arrow to select Adult or Child


Adults @ $10.00 each

Children @ $5.00 (5-15)

You may call Ingrid McAllister for assistance regarding ticket sales at 


Tickets will not be available after 9:00 am on Sunday, December 8, 2019 


Old Swedes

Information & Directions

The Delaware Swedish Colonial Society and Old Swedes Historic Site co-sponsor the annual December celebration of Sankta Lucia in the 

historic Old Swedes Church (1698-99). 

Old Swedes Historic Site Location

Hendrickson House Museum, 606 N Church St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Parking for the Lucia Program is limited. There is additional parking on the street or at Greenberg Supply at 809 E 5th St.