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Pepperkakebyen open weekends

Kris Eide, co-chair of the Nordic Center and currently president of the Sons of Norway, poses beside a Christmas tree decorated with Scandinavian ornaments and flags of nations of Scandinavia. Behind Eide are posters with the words "God Jule," which means "Merry Christmas" in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish. (Naomi Yaeger photo)1 / 2
The Don and Laura Ness family - including Owen, 2 - participated in the opening of the Pepperkakebyen at the Nordic Center in November. (Naomi Yaeger photo)2 / 2

For the second year, the Nordic Center and the Nortun Lodge/Sons of Norway are hosting Duluth's version of a Gingerbread City.

Gingerbread houses and buildings made by Duluth residents will be on display in The Nordic Center (street level) and the Norway Hall (second floor), located at 21 N. Lake Avenue, Duluth.

The Pepperkakebyen, which means "Gingerbread City" in Norwegian, opened to the public at the Nordic Center on Fri., Nov. 22. It will be open for visitors through Sat., Dec. 14. The hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., and Sundays 1-4 pm. The Pepperkakebyen is supported by the Nordic Center and the Guttormsson Family Foundation.