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Winter Festival at Culture Center and President’s House

The culture center Gerðuberg in the Reykjavík suburb of Breiðholt will celebrate World Children’s Day tomorrow from 1 to 5 pm with diverse art workshops for the entire family and entertainment of various kind, including ghost busting.


Bessastaðir. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

This time the day’s theme is “Magnificent Dark” in consistency with the current Winter Lights Festival in the capital.

Participants will have the opportunity to spin spider webs, paint frost roses, create elfish music instruments, make puppets, walk through a house of horror, taste toasted almonds and watch ice carving, a press release describes.

The program is available in various languages, including English, on Gerðuberg’s website. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Today, Bessastaðastofa, the reception room at the presidential residency Bessastaðir, and the on-site chapel will be open to the public from 4 to 8 pm in connection with Museum Night and Winter Lights Festival in Reykjavík.

Visitors can learn about Bessastaðir’s history—the site has been inhabited since the settlement of Iceland in the 9th century AD—and view various objects on display, including gifts that world leaders have presented to the president and Icelandic nation.

Presidential secretary Örnólfur Thorsson told Morgunblaðið he expects President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson to be at home today.

Click here to read more about the Winter Lights Festival and other events in the capital.


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