Sons of Norway Marsteinen Lodge

ByMelissa Mootz

Sons of Norway Marsteinen Lodge

The Christkindlmarket Silent Auction has twelve Iowa non-profit organizations thrilled to present festive tree creations for our market patrons.The Sons of Norway Marsteinen Lodge will be creating a “Stars and Hearts” tree. Many of the decorations are handmade by Lodge members. The tree will also be loaded with other decorations and wishes for your joy and peace at this beautiful time of year.

Sons of Norway has been in existence for 126 years and the Marsteinen Lodge, located in Des Moines, has been around for 37 of those. They are dedicated to keeping the Norwegian culture alive and membership consists of those who have Norwegian ancestry and anyone who has an interest in the culture. The Marsteinen Lodge usually has a potluck dinner at the December meeting followed by singing and dancing around the Christmas tree. The children attending are treated to a visit from the Nisse bringing small gifts.

Join us at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2022 December 1st – 4th. Bidding is available via text and online at starting December 1st at 5pm. For more information on Sons of Norway Marsteinen Lodge, please visit their website.

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