Norway House

A nonprofit organization

$2,565 raised by 29 donors


You read that correctly.

For every gift of $100 or more on Give to the Max Day, we'll include your name on a brick made out of gingerbread. We're making a WALL OF GINGERBREAD with your names in our Kaffebar. 

On each frosted gingerbread brick, we'll name the people who helped us bring this incredibly artistic (and seasonally fragrant) display a cookie-dream-come-true!

Don't forget to visit! We're open Tuesday through Sunday for the season. Advanced tickets are on sale now, and walk-ins are welcome. Click here for more information.

Norway House is the Norwegian arts, business, and culture center in America.

Each year, thousands of community members come together to bring "Gingerbread Wonderland" to life!

This year, Norway House welcomed Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway to cut the ribbon on a major expansion of our building. International press and visitors from all over the United States and Norway lauded the event as a one-of-a-kind connector, to more than just the Norway we all think of, but also the country we should know more about. 

Today, Norway is a leader in issues involving the environment, peace, and the press. Artists from Norway, in performance and fine arts, push the button on the way we look at life. Our relationship with the vast Somali peoples and cultures in Minnesota and Norway calls upon us to learn more and act bolder. Our commitment to our vast Norwegian-American communities in Minnesota calls us to renew and expand upon the zeitgeist of lutefisk, lefse, sweaters, and jokes. 

Norway House is a forward-thinking nonprofit organization dedicated to being that home for discovery and renewal. 


Gingerbread Wonderland is the time of the year when we ask our community to take a moment out of the stress and bustle of the year, to focus on making something fun together. Tickets are just $10 per person, and kids 12 and under enjoy the showcase for free. Plus, we have a scavenger hunt, a Norwegian cafe for snacks and cookies, a gift shop by Ingebretsen's Marketplace - a staple for more than 100 years, the last Norwegian-speaking American church in the nation, and a brand new events center to add to your ticket's value.

No matter your age or experience, you can make a gingerbread house. Our website has great recipes and tips to get you started.

Did you know, the largest Gingerbread City in the world is created each year by community members in Bergen, Norway?

Minnesotans know how to make a community. We're just making space for it.

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Norway House

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Arts & Culture International Community


913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404



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