Navigate through the crafts-and-rummage main level — you can return later, especially to the shelves and tables crowded with Scandinavian packaged foods and home-baked seasonal specialties — to the downstairs gallery and a selection of smørbrødene, drinks, and sweets. Despite the familiar components of the karbonade og løk smørbrød ($6), good manners dictate no hands; this hamburger requires a knife and fork. Also shown: several brightly caparisoned fish smørbrødene from prior years; waffles awaiting a slather of strawberry jam.
For a more expansive Norwegian menu, pay a call on the church's justly celebrated all-you-can-eat buffet, held about once each month.
Norwegian Seaman's Church Christmas Fair
Norwegian Seaman's Church, 317 East 52nd St. (First-Second Aves.), Manhattan
(The 2013 fair was held on November 21-23)