10 great places to enjoy global Christmas traditions in the USA
Larry Bleiberg, Special to USA TODAY
Published Dec. 1, 2017
Immigrants from across Scandinavia found their way to the upper Midwest, and Minneapolis still celebrates their heritage. The American Swedish Institute (asimn.org) decorates Nordic Holiday Rooms, representing traditions from across the region.
The city’s Norway House (norwayhouse.org) sponsors a Twin Cities gingerbread village, inspired by a Norwegian tradition. For a literal taste of the country, visit Ingebretsen’s, a store specializing in regional foods and crafts, such as nisse and tomte dolls, elf-like spirits from Scandinavian folklore. ingebretsens.com