All February Long!
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.
The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is expanding its annual Hygge Fest to run for the entire month of February! The month-long festival will include Hygge-themed promotions from participating Andersonville businesses, The Great Andersonville Puzzle Swap, the return of our annual With Love from Andersonville campaign, and back by popular demand the coffee and hot cocoa event, but with a COVID-safe twist! Plus, don’t miss fun extras like the Hygge Fest Spotify playlists curated by the Andersonville business community and Rattleback Records! Read on for highlights, promotions and more!
Hygge Fest Promotions | All Month
Getting cozy at home has never been so important! Check out our list of Andersonville businesses featuring Hygge Fest promotions this month including items to shop, items to eat, and virtual classes to explore!
The Great Andersonville Puzzle Exchange | Saturday, February 27 from 11AM-1PM
Is there anything more Hygge than cozying up to do a puzzle at home with a warm drink in hand? The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is popping up in the Women & Children First parking lot for our first every jigsaw puzzle swap – bring a puzzle, take a puzzle! Participants are asked to bring a new or gently used puzzle, either 500+ pieces for adults or kids puzzles, secured in a resealable plastic bag in its original box with no missing pieces. Chamber staff will organize puzzles by theme upon drop-off. Feel free to drop off at the beginning of the event and swing by later on to take a new puzzle to-go. Or, come and do your swap immediately upon arrival. Please sign-up here if you intend to participate. Masks are required and folks are expected to maintain a socially-distanced line to review puzzle selections.
Please try and drop off your puzzles between 11-11:30AM on Saturday, February 27. The Exchange begins at 11:30AM. You will be given a return ticket with your donation.
Donate Puzzles! You do not need to participate in the swap to donate puzzles to the exchange if you’d just like to spread some Hygge-love. New puzzles can be purchased locally from a multitude of Andersonville retailers including: Foursided, Graham Crackers Comics, Milk Handmade, RAYGUN, Rattleback Records, Swedish American Museum, Transit Tees, Women & Children First, Transistor, Strange Cargo, Ándale Market, AlleyCat Comics, *play Toys and Books, ENJOY Andersonville, and Gethsemane Garden Center.
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! On the weekend of February 12-14, Andersonville businesses have joined forces to give back 14% or more of their sales to a charity or non-profit chosen by the business. List of participating businesses coming soon!
Andersonville & Lincoln Square Ravenswood Coffee & Cocoa Crossover | February 19 & 20
Although we cannot host the same Coffee and Hot Cocoa crawl as we did in early 2020, we are excited to present the Coffee & Cocoa Crossover in partnership with Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce! Two special neighborhoods with a whole lot of warmth to share, join us in celebrating our collective local coffee shops, cafes and businesses with special curated take-home packages. Choose from a variety of packages that include ingredients, tools and special offers from local businesses in both neighborhoods. Each package comes with a limited edition ceramic Andersonville + Lincoln Square Ravenswood Crossover coffee mug and a Crossover BINGO card. A portion of your purchase benefits both the Andersonville and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chambers of Commerce.
Click here to discover all of our Packages! Packages will be sold at $25, $50, $75 and $100 levels.
Hygge Fest on Spotify
Now you can get in the Andersonville Hygge Fest spirit with a few curated Spotify playlists from our business community! First, check out the Andersonville Chamber Hygge Fest playlist with songs that sustained our local business owners throughout 2020! Then, make sure to tune in to the wonderfully curated Rattleback Records Hygge Fest playlist. Happy listening!