On Saturday December 7 only, Santa will be at the Colony Store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make your own Sock Tomte at the Bishop Hill Creative Commons from 9 to 11 a.m. Lilly Setterdahl, author of Titanic Sailing Again, will also be doing a book signing at the Steeple Building Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make ’n Take Dala Horse workshop will be occurring at the VASA National Archives from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where Dala horses will be available for visitors to paint, while supplies last.

On both Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8, children are invited to make edible tree ornaments at the Bjorklund Hotel from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Peanuts will be used. These ornaments may be taken home, or left at the Hotel to be placed on the Bishop Hill Park’s Christmas tree during the tree lighting on Lucia Nights. A Chocolate Walk will also be held at the Dairy Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Purchase quality homemade chocolates by the pound.

For more information about Julmarknad activities, please call 309-927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net, or visit the Bishop Hill Heritage Association Facebook Page.  Julmarknad events are partly financed, in part, by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency, and by Community State Bank.