Swedish Design Highlights at the 2015 SWEA Christmas Festival

I can’t believe how fast the Christmas season came this year! 2015 has flown by for me, but I’m excited for this year’s SWEA Christmas Festival, This year they have chosen Pippi Longstockings as a theme, the beloved, rebellious Swedish girl character we all know from our childhood. Written by the revered Astrid Lindgren, Pippi symbolizes a lot of the values Swedes hold dear – independence, feminism, and strong children’s rights. Pippi is not only very Swedish, but very relevant in today’s thinking. I believe in the empowerment of women, girls and children in general and it’s important we advocate that. But I digress… 🙂
SWEA will carry all the favorites from previous years like imported Swedish food, candy, handmade Christmas ornaments and glögg, but also will introduce new and exciting Swedish design products. This year, they have brought in some new items that are sure to please various tastes.
harlekin star



Well-known in Sweden, the vintage design Ögon symbol that is shown on the ÖgonKakao (cocoa powder) product will be sold as an art print. Other famous prints such as Nina Lindgren’s Midsummer will also be for sale. We will have more Pippi products that go with this year’s theme such as hangers, tea towels and aprons. We also sell wonderful, classic Elsa Beskow (another Swedish children’s author/illustrator) Christmas ornaments where her illustrations are highlighted.


superliving hook

New this year are Bengt & Lotta Design products such as oven mitts and other home decor. We will also offer modern Advent stars to hang from windows, like the Swedes do during the Christmas season.

There will be a great variety of gifts for all ages and lifestyles. Different people are involved in ordering, so the selection will always be fresh and interesting. We hope to see you at the Christmas Fair this year, so shop Swedish and enjoy! See our Event page for more information.

SWEA Christmas Festival 2015 at the Harbourfront Centre
Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4pm, November 21-22, 2015

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3 Comments on “Swedish Design Highlights at the 2015 SWEA Christmas Festival”

  1. Tina Hagberg
    November 16, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

    We are looking forward to travelling to Toronto this weekend to the Swedish Christmas Festival. What time do events take place and the market open and close?

    • November 18, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

      Saturday, Nov 21, 11-5p
      Sunday, Nov 22, 11-4p
      See link in blog post for the full schedule of activities

  2. Hwan, Liem
    December 2, 2016 at 5:49 am #

    I always try to make time to go to Swedish fair year after year. This year I brought my friends with me. Always beautiful atmosphere! I love it.

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