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"Celebrate the arrival of the Christmas Season"

November 23th and 24th

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Children dancing at Julefest in Elk Horn, Iowa

ELK HORN and KIMBALLTON, Iowa - Getting into the holiday spirit is easy in the Danish Villages. Celebrated the weekend after Thanksgiving, the 40th Julefest offers visitors a way to kick start the Christmas season.

For forty years, this magical festival has warmed hearts and provided a way to celebrate all things Danish. Julefest promises an array of traditional Danish food and tasty treats such as pastries, wine, glögg, pebbernødder, and rollepølse. Search for unique Christmas presents and decorations at gift shops, specialty stores, and craft fairs in both towns. Make the most of a winter's day - tour the newly reconstructed Danish Windmill, enjoy the latest exhibits at the Museum of Danish America, listen to a Christmas concert, and watch for Father Christmas strolling through town. Try the 6th annual 5K Polar Run from the Little Mermaid in Kimballton to the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn Saturday morning, treats at the beginning and at the end of the run.

Relish in the festive atmosphere of the villages - both towns will be decorated for Christmas and the streets lined with Danish and American flags. Pick up a brochure with a map of the local merchants and happenings at any of the Danish Villages businesses.

Contact the Danish Windmill at (800) 451-7960 or visit for more information.

Elk Horn and Kimballton are located in southwest Iowa, off I-80, 6 and 9 miles north of Exit 54 and no passport is required!

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The Danish Windmill

P.O. Box 245, 4038 Main
Elk Horn, Iowa 51531
(712) 764-7472