St. Lucy's Day began with baking before dawn.
We made Swedish almond cakes for ourselves and for our friends.
In the evening we had a candlelit procession, going from room to room and up and down the stairs singing O Come, O Come Emmanuel and remembering the long years the people in darkness waited for the One who would bring light to the world.
St. Lucy's Day is the day we officially light our Christmas lights. The children (and their darling friends) went from room to room lighting first the Christmas tree, then the other indoor Christmas lights and wreaths and finally the lights outside.
We celebrated afterward with hot chocolate and pastries.
There are few things more cozy than a candlelit tea by the light of the Advent wreath.