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The St. Olaf campus is a lively place during Christmas Festival. Plan to arrive early and enjoy a traditional Scandanavian Buffet, attend a book signing in the St. Olaf Bookstore, or join us for worship on Sunday.

Scandinavian Buffet

A Scandinavian buffet is available in the Black and Gold Ballroom on the third floor of Buntrock Commons. Reservations are not necessary. Please check in with the buffet host upon your arrival for dinner seating. In order to be on time for the concert, you will need to be seated for dinner no later than 6:40 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and by 2:10 p.m. on Sunday. The price is $23.25 plus tax per adult and $11.60 plus tax for children 10 years and under.

Buffet hours are: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 4–7 p.m., Sunday, Noon–2:30 p.m.

Scandinavian Buffet Menu
Cucumber Salad, Pickled Beets
Lefse with Butter and Cinnamon Sugar, Julekage
Gjetost, Jarlsberg and Tilsit Cheeses
Pickled Herring, Marinated Sardines, and Norwegian Gravlaks
Summer Sausage and Rullepølse
Maria-kjeks, Wasa Crisp, and Norwegian Brown Bread
Lutefisk with Drawn Butter and Cream Sauce
Apricot Stuffed Porkloin
Medisterkaker with Brown Sauce and Lingonberries
Chef-Carved Ham
Boiled Potatoes
Steamed Peas and Carrots
Rømmegrøt and Fruit Soup

Dessert Selection
Riskrem, Hazelnut Torte, Kong Haakon Kake,
and a selection of seven cookies

Additional Dining

A Scandinavian buffet, along with the normal student cafeteria meal, is available in Stav Hall in Buntrock Commons for $19.25 plus tax per person ($9.60 plus tax for 10 years and under), payable at the door. No reservations required.

Stav Hall hours are: Thursday–Saturday, 4–7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

The St. Olaf Bookstore

Extended Christmas Festival bookstore hours are:
Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.–7:15 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.–7:15 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Merry Tuba Christmas

A festive concert featuring 60–80 tubas from the region will play your favorite Christmas music. Come join the merriment in the Buntrock Commons Crossroads on Saturday, December 7 at 3 p.m.

Sunday Worship Service

All are welcome to attend the St. Olaf worship service with Holy Communion on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Boe Chapel. Music is provided by the St. Olaf Band.