Holiday Tea Chats | Santa Lucia (St. Lucia)

Santa Lucia (St. Lucia) Day is celebrated December 13th as the festival of lights in the Scandinavian countries, especially in Sweden. It is a part of my Scandinavian heritage, and one I would love to pass down one day to my children.

As most of years past, the day falls on a weekday which means, the coworkers were in for a treat of famous Lucia Buns that are handed out in the morning. Now typing this, I wished I had taken a picture of them before everyone grabbed one. Oh well.

This week felt like Santa Lucia in most of the things happening around Seattle this past week was in the spirit of the day. There were so much festival of lights moments that made this week Christmas. As the days counted down towards the winter equinox, it was like the days were getting shorter and the lights were burning more intense.

Green Lake Pathway Of Lights:

It was back after a three year hiatus due to the pandemic. I remember walking around the lake with my Mom and Nana a few years ago on a crisp winters evening with a cup of hot chocolate to keep my hands warm. This time was no different.

This year’s pathway of lights were a little chilly and wet. I went with a group of friends this time and even among all the people walking together, it was still cup of hot chocolate to warm my hands kind of night. The hot air balloons were there to further light up the evening and the carolers along the path who kept us all warm with merry music.

Candy Cane Lane- Seattle Version:

Seattle has a Candy Cane Lane, not to be confused with Snowflake Lane in Bellevue. Walking around taking in the Christmas light on a weekday was a truly magical moment of the season. There is always some form of our inner kid that comes out when it come to Christmas lights.

Advent Theme: Joy and Light
Very fitting for the week! There was so much light and joy this week.

Christmas Movies:
Christmas Lodge- Prime
Something From Tiffany’s – Netflix
Christmas Full of Grace- Netflix
The Noel Diary- Netflix

Tea Drinking: Well it’s not tea, but Trader Joe’s Peppermint Hot Chocolate with peppermint marshmallows.

I came across this YouTube channel a few years ago by a lovely women who lives in Sweden and every year she makes a new Santa Lucia video. This one is my favorite so far.

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