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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Swedish Christmas Festival
Nov. 19 & 20, 2011!
Early Christmas shopping and a Christmas raffle with great prizes!


TORONTO, ON (Oct. 20, 2011) - SWEA Toronto holds its Annual Swedish Christmas Festival at Harbourfront Centre, York Quay Centre on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 - 20, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday close at 4 p.m.). Admission is FREE!

Guests will enjoy festive entertainment with two shows daily featuring the renowned Lucia pageant. The pageant will include a procession of children singing traditional Swedish Christmas carols. Lucia is a symbol of goodness and light that opens the Christmas season. Other entertainment includes traditional folk dancing.

The draw for the Christmas raffle (licence # M 683426) will be at Harbourfront Centre at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2011. The total value of all prizes is $9,880 and 3,500 tickets are available.

Children can also take part in the popular Christmas workshop where they can make Swedish crafts and dance around the Christmas tree.

Guests can buy traditional Swedish gifts including Swedish clogs, homemade crafts, textiles, food, glögg (mulled wine) and much more. The Little Café will serve a variety of Swedish delicacies.

What: Swedish Christmas Festival - Early Christmas Shopping

When: Nov.19, 2011, 11-5 p.m.
Nov. 20, 2011, 11-4 p.m.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, York Quay Centre
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay W, in the heart of Toronto’s downtown waterfront.


ABOUT SWEA
The Toronto Chapter for the Swedish Women’s Educational Association International Inc. (SWEA Toronto), is a not for profit organization supporting student exchange programs and various cultural and educational activities.

ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues on the 10-acre site it operates in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront.

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Media Contacts:
SWEA – Lisette Kingo lisette@kingo.ca (905-407-5015)
Harbourfront Centre - Althea Linton alinton@harbourfrontcentre.com (416-973-4428)

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