The 84th Annual Lucia Fest will be a virtual event again this year. It will be streamed on our Facebook page (Gloria Dei Old Swedes' Episcopal Church) on Sunday, December 12 at 3:30pm. Please join us!
A note from the Lucia Committee:
The Lucia committee has met several times during the year. Every effort was made to push forward with hopes of having an in-person Lucia this year.
As the fall approached, the pandemic continued, plus the new Delta variant complicated things further. We had to make a decision. This decision was driven by three things:
Faith - That our Lucia family would come back, and also, our audience would return.
Hope - That next year we can live our lives as we did before the pandemic.
Love - The love of our Lucia family.
When you love someone, you care for them and do everything possible to protect them. The fact that our youngest Lucia participants only became eligible to receive the vaccine in the last couple of weeks was the deciding factor. We just were not willing to risk the health of any participant or member of the audience.
The tradition of our annual Lucia will continue with a live performance this year - a performance that will be recorded and presented virtually.
The Lucia Committee
Elizabeth Battista Keane - Director