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Andersonville Chamber of Commerce expands HYGGE Fest through February
--From a press release
2021-02-05

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CHICAGO (February 4, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is expanding its annual Hygge Fest to run for the entire month of February 2021. The month-long festival will include Hygge-themed promotions from participating Andersonville businesses, the return of the annual "With Love from Andersonville" Valentine's Day campaign, the all-new Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange, the popular coffee and hot cocoa event (reinvented with a COVID-friendly spin) and Hygge Fest Spotify playlists curated by Andersonville businesses.

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 more information, visit the Andersonville Hygge Fest page.

Hygge Fest Promotions

Getting cozy at home has never been more important! That's why Andersonville businesses are offering Hygge-inspired promotions all month long, including self-care items, comfort foods and drinks, virtual classes and more.

Food and drink highlights include: nut and chocolate bark with rose and lavender flowers from Andersonville Fine Foods; vegan pot pies from defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery; discounted virtual wine tastings from Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar: jams and fruit butters from Twidley Bits; a virtual Glogg-making workshop with Scout & Cellar (wine purchase required); to-go cocktails from Oda Mediterranean; and Hygge-inspired drinks from Colectivo Coffee including Cream Ci-Tea, Turmeric Ginger Chai and a Biscotti Latte.

Self-care items include: discounted cozy scarves at ENJOY An Urban General Store and Sophia Reyes; a free massage candle with purchase from Early to Bed, plus candle discounts at Edgewater Candles, Helix Cafe and Milk Handmade; and discounted hats and hoodies from Transit Tees.

Other unique offers include discounted virtual wedding ceremonies and virtual workshops on writing love letters and vows from Something Profound Weddings; and the official Hygge Fest tote available through RAYGUN.

For a full list of participating businesses and promotions, visit the Hygge Fest Promotions page: www.andersonville.org/events/andersonville-hygge-fest/andersonville-hygge-fest-promotions/ .

With Love from Andersonville — February 12—14

In the spirit of giving back, With Love From Andersonville returns this year with the annual Valentine's Day charity promotion in Andersonville, but now under the Hygge Fest umbrella. During the weekend of February 12 — 14, 2021, Andersonville businesses are joining forces to give back 14% or more of their sales to a charity or non-profit chosen by the business. For a list of participating businesses, visit the With Love From Andersonville page: www.andersonville.org/events-2/with-love-from-andersonville-valentines-day-weekend-fundraiser/ .

Andersonville & Lincoln Square Ravenswood Coffee & Cocoa Crossover — February 19 — 20

In place of last year's popular Coffee and Hot Cocoa Crawl, ACC is pleased to present the COVID-friendly Coffee & Cocoa Crossover, in a first-ever collaboration with the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce. With double the warmth to share, the event features curated take-home packages with items from local coffee shops, cafés and other businesses in both neighborhoods. Choose from a variety of packages that include fun ingredients, gadgets and special offers, plus a limited-edition ceramic Andersonville + Lincoln Square Ravenswood Crossover coffee mug and a Crossover BINGO card. A portion of purchases benefits both the Andersonville and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chambers of Commerce. Packages, sold at $25, $50, $75 and $100 levels, are currently available via the LSR Market. Pick-up will be available at locations in both neighborhoods on February 19 — 20, 2021.

Participating Andersonville businesses include: A Taste of Heaven, Àvondale Market, Edgewater Candles, ENJOY An Urban General Store, First Slice Pie Cafe, Forever Yogurt Andersonville, George's Ice Cream and Sweets, Kopi Café, Lost Larson, Patz Maple & Honey Farms, RAYGUN, Swedish American Museum, The Coffee Studio, TrueNorth Cafe and Twidley Bits.

Participating Lincoln Square Ravenswood businesses include: 016 Restaurant, Amy's Candy Bar, Cafe Selmarie, Eco & the Flamingo, Edgewater Candles, ENJOY An Urban General Store, Geraldine's Cafe, Groundswell Coffee Roasters, hazel, L&M Fine Foods, Lincoln Ice Cream Company, Merz Apothecary, Reppin Pins, Savory Spice Shop and The Perfect Cup.

The Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange — Saturday, February 27 from 11:30 am — 1 pm*

There's nothing more Hygge than cozying up to do a puzzle at home with a warm drink in hand! That's why the Chamber is partnering with Women & Children First bookstore for Andersonville's first every jigsaw puzzle swap — bring a puzzle, take a puzzle! The swap will take place on Saturday, February 27 from 11:30 am — 1 pm in the WCF parking lot, 5253 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Participants are asked to drop off puzzles between 11 — 11:30 am. Bring a new or gently used puzzle, 500+ pieces for adults or any size for kids, secured in a resealable plastic bag in its original box with no missing pieces. To avoid crowding, participants are asked to sign up in advance here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-SvsUL1mwcTPZ8UUr0-UHQfOeujzmIZ_3G2axM3iXEnr1xg/viewform . Masks are required and folks are expected to maintain a socially-distanced line to review puzzle selections. Women and Children First will also be hosting a pop-up shop featuring cards and books. Don't want to brave the cold? New puzzles are also available at a multitude of Andersonville retailers. Visit the Andersonville Hygge Fest page for a full list.

*Please note: event is weather contingent. Visit the Andersonville Hygge Fest page for updates.

Hygge Fest Playlists on Spotify

Get in the Andersonville Hygge Fest spirit with two curated Spotify playlists from the business community! Check out the Andersonville Chamber Hygge Fest playlist and the Rattleback Records Hygge Fest playlist.

Special thanks to Hygge Fest sponsors: Colectivo Coffee, Foursided, RAYGUN, Rattleback Records, RCN, ServePro of Ravenswood, Swedish American Museum and Uberlube

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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