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Santa Ynez Valley News: Gillian Nielsen named 2019 Solvang Danish Days Maid, becomes first Nielsen in her family to hold title

Anna Ferguson-Sparks, Contributing Writer | Jun 25, 2019 Gillian Nielsen is named 2019 Danish Maid. {Photo Credit: Mike Mesikep} The Solvang Danish Days Foundation has named Solvang resident Gillian Nielsen as its 2019 Danish Maid . She will preside over the 83rd annual Solvang Danish Days heritage festival, which returns with a three-day weekend event, slated for Sept. 20 through 22. Gillian […]

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2019 Solvang Danish Days tickets are NOW ON SALE!

Overall admission to Solvang Danish Days is FREE, but individual pieces within the weekend require tickets: Saturday and/or Sunday morning Æbleskiver Breakfasts, and the “Dane For A Day” VIP Package. Traditional Solvang Danish Days Æbleskiver Breakfast Why wait in line for your Æbleskiver feast?! Buy your Æbleskiver Breakfast tickets in advance and get to those […]

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We Have a Winner! Hans Larsen Wins the “Trip for Two to Denmark” Annual Solvang Danish Days Raffle

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Solvang Danish Days Foundation Board member, Brenda Anderson, drew the winning ticket for the 2018 “Win a Trip for Two to Denmark” raffle: the winner is…Solvang resident, Hans Larsen. Congratulations, Hans! One of the highlights of each year’s Solvang Danish Days is the chance for Solvang locals and visitors to […]

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Santa Maria Times, “82nd annual Solvang Danish Days report: thousands show up, 9,000 aebleskiver eaten” // 83rd Annual Solvang Danish Days ~ September 20-22, 2019

Anna Ferguson-Sparks | Sept 22, 2018 Thousands of attendees from the Santa Ynez Valley and points around the globe, joined in on the annual Danish Days celebration earlier this month, consuming nearly 9,000 aebleskiver — and an equally-impressive share of medisterpølse during the Saturday and Sunday aebleskiver breakfasts and aebleskiver eating contests . The 2018 edition of the annual festival, which […]

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TASTE Cooking: The Aebleskiver of Solvang

by Meaghan Tiernan | September 7, 2018 A Disney-like Danish town in Southern California is obsessed with preserving the tradition of the aebleskiver in the U.S. A small rural town about 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara, Solvang is like a miniature Danish Disneyland plunked down in the middle of central California’s wine country. There’s […]

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Santa Ynez Valley News, “Foodies delight: Solvang Danish Days Festival dishes out new eats and entertainment”

Contributed Report | Aug 29, 2018 Solvang Danish Days crew in the Aebleskiver tents during the Aebleskiver Breakfast. {Photo Credit: Theresa Gingras} The 82nd annual Solvang Danish Days festival set for Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16, aims to showcase the tastiest slice of Solvang’s Danish foodie culture honoring both traditional and contemporary flair. […]

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Solvang History, Danish Heritage, Art, Hands-On Activities…Viking Selfie Station: “Living History Festival” at Elverhøj Museum of History & Art

Do you consider yourself a ‘history buff’? An art lover? Are you looking for additional kids’ activities during Solvang Danish Days? Or, maybe the ultimate #DanishDays Instagram backdrop?! Elverhøj Museum of History & Art has all that and more, during their “Living History Festival” held both Saturday (September 15) and Sunday (September 16) of the Danish Days event weekend . The Elverhøj Museum is located at […]

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