PDD Quiz: Winter Celebrations

Now that winter is here, can winter shenanigans be far behind? Test your knowledge of local wintry festivals with this week’s quiz!

The next PDD quiz, reviewing the events that made headlines 2019, will be published on Dec. 29. Please submit question suggestions to Alison Moffat at [email protected] by Dec. 23.


You know your winter celebrations! Nice!

Better luck next time!

#1 This Duluth event was founded in 1926 and included an ice palace, ski jumping, motorcycle skijoring, and five parades.

Read more about the Winter Frolic on the Duluth Public Library’s Vintage Duluth blog.

#2 What is the title of the song on the B-side of Merv Griffin’s “Christmas City” 45 RPM single?

Though the count of how many Christmas City of the North parades have occurred is a bit muddy, “Christmas City” was released in 1962. Listen to both “Christmas City” and “The Song of the Christmas City” here.

#3 What is the focus of the Nordic Center’s Pepperkakebyen?

This year marked The Nordic Center’s eighth annual Pepperkakebyen; read more about the event here.

#4 Where is Cold Front celebrated?

Cold Front was established in 2018; the next event is scheduled for Feb. 1, 2020.

#5 A collapsed ice sculpture in which city made national headlines in 2015?

Read The New York Times coverage of the collapse here.

#6 This annual event is celebrated in Knife River and features a outdoor market, a “troll train” and a herring run.

Read more about Julebyen here.

#7 This Finnish sliding festival has been held in Palo, MN since 1938.

Laskiainen will be held at the Look Lake Community Center Feb. 1-2, 2020.

#8 How many years has Duluth’s First Lutheran Church has hosted a lutefisk dinner?

View a Selective Focus feature on lutefisk here.

#9 This German-inspired event in Superior features craft vendors, a bonfire, and a visit from Santa and his elf Niki.

The 10th annual Christkindlmarket was held Dec. 7, 8 and 14.

#10 When was the first Duluth Winter Village held at Glensheen?

Read more about the Duluth Winter Village here.


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