Free ice cream and mocktails: IKEA puts on a festival in Aalborg

by Megan McPhee Christensen

For the first time ever, the gigantic Swedish furniture chain IKEA is putting on a “global festival”, where they celebrate the home and invite everyone to visit their local store.

The festival will take place tomorrow (Thursday, September 16) from 12:00 to 20:00 in the physical warehouse in Skalborg, and thereafter online on IKEA’s website.

Aalborg is, of course, also included in these festivities and we can therefore look forward to a day filled with music, art, workshops, and plenty of food and drinks.

Free mocktails, cake, and ice cream

IKEA is not just known for their budget-friendly selection of furniture – their food is also a hit, which guests can enjoy upstairs in their bistro.

That’s why the furniture giant has also planned heaps of foodie events for tomorrow.

For example, you can enjoy free mocktails under the disco lights while a DJ plays, try cheesecake made by the women behind the very popular food universe MUMMUM, and eat a heap of free soft-serve ice cream in the bistro later in the evening.

Filled with activities and surprises

It will be a day filled with fun activities and workshops, and IKEA is also promising a range of exciting surprises. See the full program here:

  • 12:00: The festival opens
  • 11.00-20.00: Free interior design service: 30 min per customer
  • 12.00-20.00: Artist paints an enormous canvas with an airbrush
  • 12.00-20.00: Face-painting for children and those young at heart
  • 16.00-20.00: Street art with several artists
  • 16.00-20.00: Win at boardgames against an IKEA staff member
  • 16.00-20.00: Free mocktails under disco lights
  • 16.00-19.00: Workshop: Enchanting dinner tables, incl. competition
  • 16.00-19.00: Workshop: Textiles that set dreams in motion, incl. competition
  • 16.00-20.00: MUMMUM serves cheesecake
  • 17.00 – 20.00: DJ plays while you shop
  • 19.00 – 20.00: Life in the displays with a visit from the theatre company “Blot til lyst”
  • 19.00 – 20.00: Free soft-serve ice cream in the bistro
  • 20.00: The festival closes in the warehouse – but you can follow along with the remaining festivities online here.

What: IKEA Festival
IKEA, Krebsen 40, 9200 Aalborg
When: Thursday, September 16, 12.00-20.00

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