PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, all Old Swedes events are subject to cancellation, postponement, or conversion to a virtual format.

Presented by the Delaware Swedish Colonial Society, the annual Sankta Lucia celebration was held Dec. 11 in the historic 1698 Old Swedes Church.

St. Lucia, the bringer of light, is celebrated with song and ceremony in the candlelit church. A beloved Swedish tradition, it marks the beginning of the holiday season.

Lucia and attendants.
Tomten, Star Boys and traditional musicians make a colorful sight.