Friday, December 2, 2022 in Manhattan, New York
Annual Scandinavian Christmas Ball 2022
Enjoy a truly festive evening at the beautiful Metropolitan Club in NY for our favorite evening of the year & the start of the Holiday Season!
The ticket includes: open bar, selection of hors d’oeuvres, a three course dinner, Lucia Procession and Lucia songs, and dancing until midnight!
GUESTS OF HONOR: We are honored this year to be able to award two Guests of Honor at the Ball, Emma Bengtsson and Fredrik Berselius!
Emma Bengtsson: Emma was a pastry chef at Edsbacka Krog — only Swedish restaurant to hold 2 Michelin stars at the time. She went on to work at Operakällaren, within the Royal Swedish Opera, as a pastry chef for 5 years. In 2010, the 29-year-old became a Pastry Chef at Aquavit, NYC, followed by Executive Chef in 2014. Emma took her delicate approach to pastry and adapted it to savory dishes, which led to the restaurant being awarded 2 Michelin stars during the same year. She became the first Swedish woman to hold 2 Michelin stars and only the second in the United States after Dominique Crenn. In 2016, under Emma’s culinary direction, Aquavit opened a second restaurant in London.
Fredrik Berselius: Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Fredrik has spent most of his culinary career in NYC. He opened Aska, Swedish for “ashes”, in its original location in 2012, where he was recognized for bridging the culinary heritage of his upbringing with the immediate environs of his Brooklyn address. Within less than a year, Berselius earned his first Michelin star, and Aska was named one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America by Bon Appetit magazine.
Berselius’ success grew after moving Aska to a new location near the Williamsburg Bridge. Aska reopened in the summer of 2016 and was quickly awarded 2 Michelin stars. Berselius is just as active outside the kitchen – when he is not at Aska, you can find him cycling beyond city limits, running the NYC marathon, snowboarding, or foraging upstate in the Catskills. Berselius published his first cookbook, Aska, with Phaidon in the spring of 2018.
DINNER TICKETS (7 pm – 12 Midnight): All dinner tickets include open bar during cocktails and dinner, a selection of hors d’oeuvres, a formal three course dinner, Lucia Procession and Lucia songs, guest performance, and dancing until midnight to a live orchestra.
Individual Dinner Tickets:
Dinner Tickets – Members: $395 (regular pricing effective on September 10th, 2022)
Dinner Tickets – Non-members: $475
Tables of Ten– Members: $3950. Non-members: $4750
Viking Dinner Tickets: include everything above plus a full page ad in the Christmas Journal, premier seating and prominent mention in the program, and a champagne dinner.
Dinner Tickets – Viking: $600
Table of Ten – Viking: $6000
Note: If you would like either type of Viking ticket, please write us at There is an IT issue right now where the Viking tickets are not showing up below, but we can help work it out manually until the issue is fixed.
AFTER-DINNER TICKETS (9 pm – 12 Midnight)
After-dinner tickets begin at 9pm and include an open bar, selection of hors d’oeuvres, Lucia Procession and Lucia songs, dessert buffet, and dancing until midnight to a live orchestra. After-Dinner Tickets (both Members & Non-members): $200
Please note: Dress code is formal black tie.
The Metropolitan Club. 1 East 60th St, NY, NY
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