Hansen's Bakery will have Danish breads, pastries (while supplies last), candies (licorice, marcipan) and Danish imports available. Visit them under Apt. 9. Pay by cash or cheque.
The Sunset Villa Butik Gift shop will be open with Danish crafts, apparel and souvenirs.
The Danish Place will have delicious Smørrebrød (open faced sandwiches) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dine in or Take-out. Visit their website for menu information. Pre-order available by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendors will be attending with a variety of crafts & wares.
Your co-operation in wearing a mask and socially distancing is appreciated.
Future Baker's Sunday will be held on Sun. Dec. 5th.
In an ordinary year, we would celebrate Fastelavn on Sunday, Feb. 14, as we have in many years past.
Fastelavn is a uniquely Scandinavian event preceding the start of Lent. In Denmark, Fastelavn is a bit like Halloween - Kids dress up and knock on doors, they sing a song that if they don’t get Fastelavnboller (a delicious custard fill bun) they will cause trouble, and they Beat the Barrel. Danes used to put a real black cat in a barrel and beat it until the cat ran away, to safeguard against bad luck.
In years past at Sunset Villa, volunteers built 2 or 3 barrels called Fastelavnstønde, we then filled with candy and a cat doll. Kids (of all ages) swung until the barrel was broken and candy spilled out. We would crown the King and Queen of Cats. Then we would warm up with hot chocolate and treats and decorate twigs (Fastelavnsris). Lastly, the kids would parade to show off their Fastelavnsris and costumes. Hope to do this again next year.
For Pictures of past Events, please click here
Sun. Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How to get involved:
Sunset Villa Association
Nordic Market - Tentative
Sun. Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We are planning to host a Nordic Market this year to get into the Christmas spirit. The 2021 event depends on 1) the COVID-19 conditions in December and 2) getting 20 volunteers to help run the event. Otherwise, we will have a Baker's Sunday only.
We are finalizing the day's events and hope to have a Santa for kid's visits, Danish Christmas Market, outdoor firepit, and more. Stock up for Christmas at Hansen's Bakery with their Danish breads, pastries (while supplies last), candies (licorice, marcipan) and Danish imports. The Danish Place will have delicious Smørrebrød (open faced sandwiches)