The Vikings(members of The Sons of Norway) are awaiting the Lucia Queen. It was so calm that their torches were reflected in the water.
There was a processional to the bon fire where a "Viking" told the story of both the solstice celebrations in the old times and the Christian influence that brought the Santa Lucia.
Now it was cold and this all took about an hour so the SBA didn't want to wait for Santa!!!! He knew our favorite waterfront restaurant would become very busy once Santa had come. So we skipped that. His reward for standing in the cold with me-a very tasty beer!!!! I hope you enjoyed seeing the way our small town celebrates the Christmas Holiday.