Annual Lucia Luncheon, Friday, December 9, 2022
Glögg reception 11:00 A.M. I Lucia Luncheon 12:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Chelsea Hotel - 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto
After two years of virtualized events, we are resuming our traditional live-in person Lucia Luncheon. We do have a limited number of seats, so make your reservations today!”
This cultural event is an opportunity to give your employees, colleagues, clients, friends and family a unique experience filled with entertainment and a tasty & authentic Swedish Julbord – Buffet. Join us in celebrating one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden and a highlight of the Holiday season. Learn more about Lucia and its origin here.
The Lucia tradition is integral to Swedish culture and celebrated far beyond Sweden’s borders. Immensely atmospheric, this 400-year-old custom brings peaceful joy each year on 13 December – But it is not only in Sweden that the Lucia celebration is popular Lucia – it’s a tradition on export, and it’s spreading across the world! Link to https://si.se/lucia-firas-langt-utanfor-sveriges-granser/
This year’s celebration will be at the beautiful Chelsea Hotel at 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4. The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, provides comfort in the heart of downtown Toronto and guests are within walking distance of prime retail districts, colourful local neighbourhoods and major tourist attractions.
Chelsea Hotel offers a special “Lucia” room rate of $139 plus tax to all our guests who want to stay the night or the weekend.
Guests can call the hotel directly at 416-595-1975 or 800-243-5732 and ask to book a room on the Lucia Luncheon Room Block. Click here
The special rate and booking link are available until Friday, December 2, 2022.
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This cultural event is an opportunity to give your employees, colleagues, clients, friends and family a unique experience filled with entertainment and a tasty & authentic Swedish Julbord – Christmas Buffet. Join us in celebrating one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden and a highlight of the Holiday season. Learn more about Lucia and its origin here.
Our Lucia luncheon and raffle raise important funds for the Chamber’s ongoing activities to promote business and culture between Sweden and Canada.
Buying a Corporate package will provide the following:
As we are not only reaching our ‘local’ Swedish-Canadian community but our growing global network, the recognition your company will receive will reach far and wide.
11:00 A.M. Glögg reception and mingle
12:00 P.M. Welcome and Opening remarks by SCCC’s Chairman Lennart Kleine
12:15 P.M. MC Brian G. Smith opens the Julbord (Christmas Buffet)
1:30 P.M. Lucia Procession by Toronto’s Children’s Lucia Choir, led by Emma Eriksson
2:00 P.M. Raffle and Coffee
3:00 P.M. Close
The Lucia tradition, is celebrated on December 13 every year. Lucia is the bearer of light in the dark Swedish, and now in our case, also Canadian winters.
With a crown of candles on her head Lucia leads a procession consisting of girls and boys in white full-length gowns holding a lit candle in their hands while singing traditional songs bringing light and joy to the world.
Learn more about Lucia and its origin here:
For any questions or concerns, please reach out to us via [email protected] 416 925 8661
Brian G. Smith is an Arts Educator, Filmmaker and Honorary Swede, after serving 23 years as SCCC Lucia MC. An award-winning alumnus of Toronto’s The Second City, Brian applies comedy to all aspects of his life. Several times, this has worked out in his best interest. Brian is a Grad student at York University. At York, he is working on his thesis in ‘Micro-Budget, Community Digital Arts.’ Brian is also the Creative Director of Annex Improv, a Laugh Therapy program that is celebrating its 10th year at the Centre for Social Innovation in downtown Toronto.
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Watch this video by Jonna Jinton. Lucia is a tradition in Sweden where we bring light to the darkness. Since many years back I have always gone out in the middle of the Lucia night to light up hundreds of candles in the forest, with the intention to spread light into the world.