IKEA are Having a Christmas Buffet to Celebrate Santa Lucia – There Will be Many Meatballs


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Ikea in Edinburgh are holding a festive buffet on December 13 to celebrate the Swedish tradition of Santa Lucia. Santa Lucia (St Lucy’s Day) is a staple of the Swedish festive calendar and used to coincide with the longest day of the year.

There will be a candlelight procession and traditional songs to celebrate the occasion, as well as lots of meatballs! Also, on the menu there will be mulled wine, saffron buns, ham, herring and salmon.

Ikea released a statement saying: "Sweden celebrates the tradition of Santa Lucia every year on 13th December with a wonderful spread of delicious festive food – and here at Ikea, we’re no different.

"Join us in store for a Christmas buffet and Santa Lucia candlelit procession and get into the spirit of the festivities."

Ikea in Edinburgh can be found in Straiton.

Tickets are on sale right now, but stay tuned on their website for further information here.