At Maihaugen you will find the good, old Christmas feeling. Our Christmas program is on all Advent and Christmas.
LJOS – outdoor evening show
New this year is a completely new version of the outdoor experience LJOS, with magical lighting and music in the evening darkness. This year there will be a completely new performance where you have to show up at the appointed time.
In the dark December evening, the Garmo stave church lights up. The stage and scenery are the historic buildings and the frozen lake. New this year is that dance is also part of the experience together with music from the jazz musician Arve Henriksen.
Maihaugen's Christmas Market
At Maihaugen's Christmas Market you can experience the good, old Christmas feeling in beautiful historical surroundings. We recommend being here at dusk. The atmosphere when the lanterns are lit is very special.
At the Christmas Market you will find a wide selection of stalls with Norwegian craft and home craft products, local food and Christmas decorations.
There are many children's activities such as gingerbread baking, Christmas workshops and sleigh rides. Choirs, bands and other musicians contribute to the good Christmas atmosphere.
Christmas in historical homes
The special thing about Christmas at Maihaugen is that you can look into historic homes and see how Christmas was celebrated as in the old days.
Queen Sonja's childhood home is not open, but you may look in through the windows at the veranda and see the living room decorated for Christmas as around 1960.
In the Town of the open air-museum, Maihaugen's Christmas street is decorated with garlands in a spruce and yellow stars between the beautiful wooden houses. It is as if you are back in Lillehammer's streets in the early 20th century.
You can find the Christmas gifts at Maihaugen's Christmas market and in our museum shop which is full of Christmas decorations and quality products.
Maihaugen's Christmas tree
Maihaugen's Christmas tree in the visitor center is decorated by different artists or designers each year. This year, jewelery artist Anna Talbot has decorated the tree with specially made Christmas tree ornaments.
|Advent (29 Nov 2022 - 23 Dec 2022)|
|Tuesday - Wednesday||11:00||- 15:00|
|Thursday - Sunday||12:00||- 18:00|
|Christmas (27 Dec 2022 - 30 Dec 2022)|
|Tuesday - Wednesday||11:00||- 16:00|
|Thursday - Friday||12:00||- 18:00|