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Cottages in the Woods

  • Good Templar Park 528 East Side Drive Geneva, IL, 60134 United States (map)

Delight in the sights, sounds, tastes and folklore of a Scandinavian Christmas. On November Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 from 10am to 4pm. 

Park at the main entrance to Good Templar Park, 528 Eastside Drive Geneva, Illinois and Journey over our Troll Bridge. 

8$       Free for Children under 12 



Sit by the fire in Swedie Pies Bakery. We will be serving Scandinavian baked goods loaded with lingonberries, cardamom, almond and cinnamon. Warm up with a delicious hot lingonberry and apple drink.

We will have the Toasty Cheese Mobile eatery food truck serving gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.

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

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

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

  • Rosemaling and Dalamaling by Illinois Norsk Rosemaling Association

  • Kathy McPartland featured artist who makes all the signs and brochures for our event, painted Cards, trays, ornaments...

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

  • Swedie Pies Bakery Scandinavian baked goods loaded with lingonberries, cardamom, almond and cinnamon. Many delicious homemade baked goods for you to take home or enjoy at the park 

  • 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, fishing lures and crocheted animals / figures.

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

  • Tomte's Workshop Swedish Dalmaling and Norwegian Rosemaling by the artists Evonne Einoris and Sandy Braun.  These are the painted folk arts from Norway and Sweden.  

  • Jule Hus Inger brings you beautiful items from Scandinavia

        • Barefoot books Shirin Shamsi

        • Cavalier Art Studio Deborah Matthiesen

        • Swittens Carol Frey (Sweater Mittens)Mittens made from repurposed wool or wool blend sweaters

        • Spa and Soy candles  Reflexology

        • Basket weaver Ellen Phillips

        • Altered Artikels Sherry Tracy  reclaimed and reused rustic, vintage and shabby beautiful items.  

        • Jody’s Scandinavian Attic and Books

        • One Little Bird Creations  Terri Locke

        • Katinka’s Little Cottage Crafts  Kathy Longo

        • Maillewerks Chainmaille Jewelry by Hanan Hall. 

    This year we have created a special troll hunt for the children.

"Be sure to tread lightly for this is their home.

So, please stay alert,

Treat their home with great care,

And you surely will see them.

You have nothing to fear.”

The Viking Ship will also be open for guided tours at an additional cost please check their website for more information.