LJOS Garmo Nordre tjern 2021 Damgård
Photo: Camilla Damgård / Maihaugen

LJOS – outdoor evening show


Thursday–Sunday in December *

Welcome to LJOS – an evocative outdoor experience at beautiful Maihaugen.

In the dark December evening, the Garmo stave church lights up. The stage and scenery are the historic buildings and the frozen lake. New this year is that dance is also part of the experience together with music from the jazz musician Arve Henriksen.

  • Attendance at 18.00. The performance starts at 18.15.
  • Duration 30 minutes.
  • Entrance through the visitor centre. Exit through the gate below the main building.
  • The lights in the houses are turned off at 19.00.
  • Your ticket also includes the museum's other offers with opening hours 12.00–18.00.
  • Hot drinks are sold by the entrance.


LJOS is included in entrance ticket to Maihaugen. Free admission with annual pass.

* The museum is closed on Saturday 24 December, Sunday 25 December, Saturday 31 December and Sunday 1 January.

Table set for Christmas dinner in historic house.

Photo: Camilla Damgård / Maihaugen


Concept, manus and production: Jørgen Damskau, Bright Installation