Winter Highlights Along the St. Croix River
A Swedish-garbed Santa sometimes greets visitors at the Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia, Minnesota. Gammelgarden, which means "old farm" in Swedish, is just that -- an old farm and museum paying tribute to the area's Swedish heritage.
The museum's five historic buildings close mid-October, but the delightful gift shop, Scandia Butik, remains open through late December. Stop by for a wealth of gift ideas -- woolen clothing, Swedish rugs and traditional welcome lights used by Swedes during Advent (651/433-5053; gammelgardenmuseum.org).
Click to the next slide for information on the museum's annual Lucia Dagen service.