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Andersonville To Hold First Hygge Fest Featuring PJ Fun Run Benefitting Care For Real

Photo: Andersonville Chamber

With Mother Nature sending Chicago the typical new year cold, Andersonville’s first ever Hygge Fest is aiming to bring some warm Wintertime fun to the neighborhood.

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) will be putting on the event along with 40+ participating neighborhood business on February 2-3 and hours will vary by business. According to a press release from ACC, the term “Hygge” (hue-gah) is a Danish term for the ritual of embracing life’s simple pleasures surrounded by the warmth of family, friends, and community.

Participating area business will get into the hygge spirit by offering special shopping, dining, workshops and more next weekend. One of the most notable events during the celebration will be a 1-mile PJ Fun Run on Saturday, Feb. 2 which will be hosted by The SoFo Tap  at 4923 N Clark. Participants can check in at 11 a.m. on the day of the event at The Sofo Tap and the run will begin at 12 p.m as runners (or walkers) will trot to the Andersonville Dala Horse and back.  Tickets are $15 and will benefit Edgewater’s food pantry, Care for Real.  

“Adopting the Hygge lifestyle is not only about enveloping yourself in coziness, but spreading warmth and comfort to others as well,” said ACC Community and Events Manager Laura Austin. “We hope this fest brings folks together in our vibrant neighborhood for cocoa, conversation and more.”

There will also be a multitude of other happenings during the Hygge Fest. On Saturday, February 2, First Slice Pie Café (5357 N Ashland) opens their doors to “Hygge Heaven,” a day of pie and knitting from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; The Guesthouse Hotel (4872 N Clark) welcome acoustic duo Young & Gray to perform in the fireplace-lit lobby from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Milk Handmade (5137 N Clark) will host textile artist Argaman & Defiance for a cushion crochet workshop from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with advance RSVP.

Sunday, February 3 highlights a Comfy Cozy Cocktail Class at KOVAL (5121 N Ravenswood) beginning at 11 a.m. with advance RSVP; a pop-up café at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and a pop-up at Martha Mae: Art Supplies and Beautiful Things (5407 N Clark) with Sir Dogwood offering a curated selection of cozy quality dog wear from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To register for the PJ Fun Run event Click here.

The full list of Andersonville Hygge Fest participating businesses and organizations includes:

Aligned Modern Health | 5348 N Clark

Andersonville Antiques | 5245 N Clark

Andersonville Brewing Co. | 5402 N Clark

Andersonville Cryotherapy and Athletic Recovery Center | 5052 N Clark

Andersonville Galleria | 5247 N Clark

Andies Restaurant | 5253 N Clark

Barrel of Monkeys | 5153 N Ashland

Candyality | 5225 N Clark

Chicago Dance Supply | 5301 N Clark, 2nd Floor

Chicago Waldorf School | 5200 N Ashland

City Olive | 5644 N Clark

The Coffee Studio | 5628 N Clark

Colectivo Coffee | 5425 N Clark

Cowboys and Astronauts | 1478 W Summerdale

Dearborn Denim & Apparel | 5202 N Clark

Early to Bed | 5044 N Clark

Edgewater Candles | online and at 5407 N Clark

Foursided | 5061 N Clark

Foyer Shop | 1480 W Berwyn

First Slice Pie Cafe | 5357 N Ashland

FRÍO Gelato | 5152 N Clark

Gathr | online

The Guesthouse Hotel | 4872 N Clark

Hamburger Mary’s | 5400 N Clark

Jerry’s Sandwiches | 5419 N Clark

J&L Pogonotrophics | 5307 N Clark

Kopi Cafe | 5317 N. Clark

KOVAL Distillery | 5121 N Ravenswood

Lady Gregory’s | 5260 N Clark

Lost Larson | 5318 N Clark

Martha Mae: Art Supplies & Beautiful Things | 5407 N Clark

Milk Handmade | 5137 N Clark

Murray & White | 5416 N Clark

Norcross and Scott | 1476 W Berwyn

Northside Catholic Academy | 6216 N Glenwood

Octavio Cantina & Kitchen | 5310 N Clark

Rattleback Records | 5405 N Clark

Salon Echo | 1134 W. Bryn Mawr

Strange Cargo Tees | 5216 N Clar

Summerdale by author David Jay Collins | online

Swedish American Museum | 5211 N Clark

The T- Shirt Deli | 1482 W Berwyn

Toys Et Cetera |5311 N Clark

Transit Tees | 5226 N Clark

TrueNorth Café | 5507 N Clark

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