Region to light up as St Lucia Festival comes to district

The Swedish St Lucia festival. NNL-151127-165919001
The Swedish St Lucia festival. NNL-151127-165919001

A Swedish tradition will be coming to villages across the region this weekend.

December 13 marks the festival of St Lucia, and is usually celebrated with homes, schools and businesses across Sweden welcoming the saint and her maids and star-boys.

The traditional candlelit ceremony will be at Horley Parish Church at 2pm on December 6, Shenington Primary School at 9.15am on December 7 then at Deddington Parish Church at 11.15am. Events are free and will feature the Youth Choir of the Sofia Church in Jönköping. Lucia will also be appearing in the Choros Advent Carol Concert at Deddington Parish Church at 7pm on December 6.