Andersonville Holiday Traditions: Julmarknad

Blog-Banner The Julmarknad festival is an annual affair at the Swedish American Museum that features handicrafts alongside traditional Swedish food and entertainment. Entry to the fair is only $2. Be sure to visit the Museum’s website for times and a complete schedule.

Complementing the festivities, many Andersonville businesses will also offer FREE entertainment, refreshments and more. All events are generously sponsored by the listed businesses. Be sure to also sign up for LoLo, our Neighborhood Rewards Program. LoLo members will receive double rewards when dining at Ranalli’s of Andersonville during Julmarknad!


Saturday, December 6

8:00am-6:00pm 10% off all hoilday toys PLUS bring in a donation for the Care for Real dog food pantry and get a free nail trim Scrub a Dub Dub
11:00am Merula Choir Swedish American Museum
12:30pm Linda and Paul (Swedish dance instructors) Swedish American Museum
1:00-3:00pm Santa Claus visits Sparkles! Sparkles Fine Jewelry
1:30pm Lucia with Nordic Voices Swedish American Museum
2:00pm pHiggy Pudding: Special Christmas version of our improv comedy show The pH Comedy Theater
3:30pm Linda and Paul with John Berquist Swedish American Museum
5:00 & 8:00pm Don We Now: A holiday concert presented by Windy City Gay Chorus & Windy City Treble Quire Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Sunday, December 7

1:00pm Lucia with Svenska Skolan Swedish American Museum
1:30pm Nordic Folk Dancers Swedish American Museum
2:15pm Lucia with Nordic Voices Swedish American Museum
3:00pm Chicago Spelmanslag (extended set with John Berquist) Swedish American Museum

All Weekend

Warm up with a hot cider and hot cocoa bar from 12:00-5:00pm both days. Sparkles Fine Jewelry