IKEA, the Life Improvement Store, will host its annual Midsummer celebration at IKEA Conshohocken on Friday, June 13, from 4PM to 8PM. Midsummer marks the summer solstice and is an important holiday steeped in tradition in Sweden. IKEA visitors can join in the fun as IKEA captures the essence of this Swedish summer holiday with a Midsummer buffet table, featuring traditional Swedish fare. Tickets are available for only $9.99 per person or $2.49 for kids 12 and under for IKEA FAMILY* members ($12.99 per person/$4.99 for kids 12 and under for non-IKEA FAMILY attendees).
“Midsommar” (midsummer) is celebrated in many parts of the world as the longest day of the year. In the northern parts of Sweden, the sun actually never sets and there is daylight both night and day.
“Our Swedish roots are important to us – they run through everything IKEA does,” said Donna Fitzgerald, IKEA Food Commercial Manager. “We take every opportunity to celebrate our culture and heritage and we love events like Midsummer, which allow us to share those celebrations with our fans.”
As a special treat, our Midsummer guests will enjoy live musical entertainment by “The Swedish Meatballs”. This unique duo will have guests tapping their feet and dancing in their seats! Guests will also have a chance to win a set of 4 tickets to the “Do You Know Pippi Longstocking?” exhibit at the American Swedish Historical Museum.
The menu includes:
- Assorted varieties of herring
- Whole poached salmon
- Tossed green salad
- Cucumber salad
- Rhode Island salad
- Midsummer fruit salad
- Assorted Swedish cheeses
- Boiled dill potatoes
- Meatballs with lingonberries
- Hard boiled eggs with shrimp
- Gravad lax w/ mustard sauce
- Smoked salmon w/horseradish sauce
- Swedish ham (served cold) w/mustard
- Prinskorv sausage (sautéed)
- Crispbread, thin bread
- Ice cream
- Assorted desserts
- Coffee, tea, fountain beverage
Seating is limited, so those who are interested are encouraged to purchase tickets at the IKEA Restaurant prior to June 13th.