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Andersonville Chamber of Commerce to present annual Hygge Fest Feb. 4 - 6
-- From a press release

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CHICAGO (January 25, 2022) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to present its annual Hygge Fest featuring a weekend of "Hygge-themed" promotions from participating Andersonville businesses from February 4 — 6, 2022.

The Danish concept of "hygge" (pronounced hue-gah) has been around for ages. It refers to the ritual of embracing life's simple pleasures. Feeling relaxed, cozy and surrounded by the warmth of family, friends, community and fire all encompass the idea of Hygge. For information and updates, visit the Andersonville Hygge Fest page: .

Cozy Couture

Get a bargain on Argaman & Defiance's artfully crafted hand-dyed clothing at Milk Handmade's (5137 N. Clark St.) "Oops Sale" Pop-Up. Don't miss the "First Dibs Party" on Friday, February 4 from 6 — 8 pm. .

RAYGUN (5207 N. Clark St.) is offering 10% off its popular t-shirt collection and everything storewide. .

For the little ones, Sandbox Baby Boutique (5349 N. Clark St.) is offering 20% off cozy pajamas from Petite Plume, Quincy Mae, L'oved Baby and more. .

Comfort Food

Delight your tastebuds with two house classics at Lady Gregory's (5260 N. Clark St.) including Mum's Apple Tart Cocktail (bourbon with elderflower, lemon, cinnamon and mulled apple cider) and Sticky Toffee Pudding (warm date cake, toffee sauce, whipped cream). .

Feed your inner child with Land & Lake Andersonville's (5420 N. Clark St.) soup and sandwich special: housemade tomato soup and a gooey grilled cheese sandwich with Swiss, smoked cheddar, tomato, mayo and house pickles served on sourdough for $12. .

Enjoy Swedish treats including cinnamon rolls, carrot cake, assorted Swedish cookies and open sandwiches at Swedish American Museum's (5211 N. Clark St.) Pop-Up Café (open Friday & Saturday from 11 am — 3 pm & Sunday 11 am — 2 pm). The Museum Store will also be offering 10% off all playing cards, games and puzzles. .

Scents and Sounds

Stop by Edgewater Candles' new mobile "Candle Camper" at Farragut Ave. & Clark St. Be one of the first to enjoy their newest scent, Santal Ambergris, or stock up on favorites including Birch & Black Pepper and Cedar Lavender. .

Rattleback Records (5405 N. Clark St.) is hosting a live, in-store performance with keyboardist Amr Fahmy from Chicago Soul Jazz Collective on Friday, February 4 from 6 — 7 pm, and creating a Hygge-inspired playlist available on Spotify. Also, curate your own "zen night" with a selection of chill records, lava lamps, barware and other good things for relaxing in front of the fire. .

Retail Therapy

Don't geek out, but Alley Cat Comics (5304 N. Clark St.) is offering 20% off all games including RPGs (role play games) and puzzles. .

Take home a $25 gift card from Andersonville Galleria (5247 N. Clark St.) when you spend $100 or more. Stop by and browse more than 100 vendors offering apparel, jewelry, artwork, home furnishings, giftware, accessories, antiques, fair trade, and gourmet treats. .

Early To Bed (5044 N. Clark St.) will send you home with a free ETB warming heart with a $25 purchase. The reusable handwarmer is the perfect addition to a massage and can help relieve cramps. .

ENJOY, An Urban General Store (5307 N. Clarkt St.) is featuring "All Things Cozy and Creative" including Snoozies, Nordic wraps, loungewear, puzzles, DIY kits, and much more. .

Rebecca Pope, owner of Something Profound Weddings, is sharing expert tips on "How To Hygge Your Home Office." From color palettes to accessories, learn how to add warmth and comfort to your living space. Read the blog post here. .

Cozy up by the fire (and watch your back!) with local author David Jay Collins' paperback Summerdale, part of his LGBTQ horror series set in Andersonville. Order at and receive a free bookmark.

Creature Comforts

Don't forget your four-legged friends need some Hygge love too!

Jameson Love Danger (5208 N. Clark St.) is offering up to $4 off Orijen cat kibble and up to $6 off Zignature Grain-Free Lamb dog kibble.

Six Point Pet will send you a free bag of heart-shaped treats with all local online orders. .

Community Caring

The North Side Community Mask Drive mutual aid group will host a collection drive on Saturday, February 5 from 10 am — 2 pm outside Woman and Children First Bookstore (5233 N. Clark St.). The group is collecting child-sized respirator (N95, KN95 or KF94) and surgical masks, in addition to cleaning supplies to distribute to northside schools. They are also collecting new or gently used items for children and adults in need. For additional details: .

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base; providing business support services and advocacy; and engaging in business attraction, long-range planning, and economic development.

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