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Cottages in the Woods

Delight in the sights, sounds, tastes and folklore of a Scandinavian Christmas. 


Journey over our Troll Bridge. Entry fee is 5$ (free for 12 and under)

This is wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy our private park and visit unique crafters inside of our cottages.


  • Rosemaling and Dalamaling by Illinois Norsk Rosemaling Association

  • Fiddlestix Linda Miller offers one of a kind, seasonal vintage treasures

  • Wood Templar Wood Creations by our Caretakers of the Park using wood from Good Templar Park.

  • Quilts and Christmas tree skirts from Mormor

  • Into the Woods Handmade pottery by Karen Kloubec and watercolor prints by Peggy.

  • Kathy McPartland's Cottage- Cottage in The Woods featured artist who makes all the signs and brochures for our event.  See her painted cottage inside and out.  She will have painted Cards, trays, ornaments... for purchase.

  • Hand Painted Ornaments by Sherrie

  • Earth's Secret - skin care specialist using healthy, safe , pure ingredients.

  •  Kaffe Hus  Swedish coffee, Glogg and other special drinks

  • Swedie Pies Bakery Scandanavian baked goods loaded with lingonberries, cardamom, almond and cinnamon.

  • Delicious Homemade baked goods to take home or enjoy at the park

  • Dala's Deals -Gently used and new items, home decor and giftables. Great Deals!

  • Svea's Sagas - Children's Story time (Times to be announced) This year the stories will be a celebration of the woodland creatures who live at the park.  Sing alongs, a letter to Tomte can be written, and even mailed.  

  • Campfire Cones Delicious S'mores in a waffle cone cooked up over  a campfire while you wait.

  • Toasty Cheese Food Truck serving up scrumptious gourmet sandwiches.

  • Nadine Buck Designs Norwegian Folk Crafts

  • Wandering Oaken's Trading Post  Visit with Oaken and Anna and shop at the trading post.

  • Worked Wood Wonders with Ron Diller carving, lathe turning, scroll saw puzzles, pyrography, wood toy vehicles and more.

  • Voyager Saw Paul Van der Weide  Intricate wood pieces. 

  • Nisse Nook  All things Scandinavian  from rugs to mugs Debbie Anderson

  • Holly Hus  Donna Johnson garden designs lovely seasonal decor with fresh and silk flowers.

  • Tomte's Workshop Sandy Braun Scandinavian artwork

  • Jule Hus Inger brings you beautiful items from Scandinavia to shop from

  • Out of the Attic Kathy Longo repurposed trinkets and treasures

The Children will delight in writing a letter to Tomte and meeting him too!

The Friends of the Viking Ship will also be providing tours for 5$ .

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Parking at the main gate of Good Templar Park 528 Eastside Drive, Geneva Illinois.



Handicapped parking available at 628 East Side Drive.


Earlier Event: November 11
Cottages in the Woods
Later Event: April 21
Good Templar Art Gallery