At one time, nearly half of the residents of Geneva could claim ancestry from Sweden. While that’s not so much the case these days, the Swedes have left an indelible mark on this community, and it’s on full display during the annual Swedish Days Festival. Now going 72 years strong, this event is the best of traditions new and old. ...

The city's long-running tradition is back in full swing this year, complete with a candy cane pull, a parade, special retail deals, and appearances by Santa Lucia and St. Nick. ...