Rockin Event Review: Private tour of Holiday Decor at the American Swedish Institute

On December 11, 2016 I attended a private tour of the holiday decor at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Rooms throughout the Turnblad Mansion were decorated groups from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway to represent their own cultural beliefs and customs. The theme was "Celebration of Light" and it was just beautiful. I highly recommend going during the holidays to see the decorations but the mansion is worth the visit any time of the year. It is majestic and breathtaking and you will see something new every time you go.

 The first snow of the season happened the night before so the castle looked like a holiday card.

The first snow of the season happened the night before so the castle looked like a holiday card.

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 The Swiss place settings are the same ones used for the 2016 Nobel banquet.

The Swiss place settings are the same ones used for the 2016 Nobel banquet.

 Our tour guide talking about the original family.

Our tour guide talking about the original family.

 This gorgeous place setting had leafs on the glasses.

This gorgeous place setting had leafs on the glasses.

 Just loved this miniature doorway added to one of the displays.

Just loved this miniature doorway added to one of the displays.

 This mythical creature is called a Firefox and legend tells that the tail of fire created the northern lights.

This mythical creature is called a Firefox and legend tells that the tail of fire created the northern lights.

The majesty of the Turnblad mansion is breathtaking. I could get lost for hours looking at all the lovely detail.

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 The third floor was filled with the lovely sound of children singing holiday songs.

The third floor was filled with the lovely sound of children singing holiday songs.

 And the food is spectacularily plated for a very reasonable price!

And the food is spectacularily plated for a very reasonable price!