Andersonville Hygge Fest

Celebrate Hygge at Cowboys and Astronauts with cozy blankets, warm sweaters and uplifting scents. Photo taken by Mike Rivera for the 2018-2019 Andersonville Neighborhood Guide.

Celebrate Hygge at Cowboys and Astronauts with cozy blankets, warm sweaters and uplifting scents. Photo taken by Mike Rivera for the 2018-2019 Andersonville Neighborhood Guide.

February 1 & 2

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 bringing a weekend of Hygge to Andersonville during the month of February when folks need a little warming up.

The Hygge Fest Pajama Fun Run returns on Saturday, February 1, 2020. There is a suggested donation of $15 per person and all proceeds benefit Care For Real. Check-in at Elixir Andersonville beginning at 8:30AM. Race starts at 9AM. Prizes include tickets to the Andersonville Wine Walk, beer at Midsommarfest and more.  Click here to register!

Please join us for the first ever Coffee & Hot Cocoa Crawl on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Tickets are $20 and feature two routes! Attendees receive a commemorative Andersonville Coffee Mug with purchase and free pastry at check-in. Check-in is at Elixir from 9AM-12PM, located at 1509 W Balmoral. See route listings below.


Our businesses are offering workshops, food & drink specials, shopping offers on cozy merchandise, and more to get you in the Hygge state of mind!

Andersonville Galleria | 5247 N. Clark
All Weekend: Sample chocolates from Galleria vendors and enjoy music and hot drinks.

Be Yoga Andersonville 5715 N Clark
Saturday, February 1 from 6-8PM: Experience Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Charles in this Movement and Meditation class

Candyality | 5225 N Clark
All Weekend: Candy Karma! Come on in and get a free treat, all we ask is that you do something sweet!

CBD Kratom | 5303 N Clark
All Weekend: Stop in for 2 free beeZbee CBD Caramel singles

Cowboys & Astronauts | 1478 W Summerdale
Spend $100 or more from Friday, 1/31 through Sunday, 2/2 on cozy items like candles, blankets, flannels, outerwear, scarves, gloves, hats (or anything else in the store for that matter) and you’ll get your choice of a hand treatment mask, a foot and heel mask, or two face masks from customer favorite Patchology (while supplies last).

Early to Bed | 5044 N Clark
All Weekend: 20% off all massage candles

FRÍO Gelato |  5152 N Clark
All Weekend: Free toppings with purchase

FOURSIDED | 5061 N Clark
All Weekend: 20% Off Soaps, Candles, Puzzles, and anything Tarot

George’s Ice Cream & Sweets | 5306 N Clark
Saturday, February 1 from 8AM-2PM: George’s National Ice Cream For Breakfast is BACK! This family event has become a signature in the neighborhood. George’s puts on quite the gig with signature ice cream and pastry delicacies, proving that people don’t let old man winter steal any opportunity for fun especially when George’s has anything to say about it. What a great way to kick off your Hygge Fest day! Wear your pajamas, bedhead hair, and cartoons will be playing!

Hopleaf Bar  | 5148 N Clark
Sunday, February 2 starting at 12PM: It’s time for Hopleaf’s 7th annual SUPER STOUT SUNDAY! Good thing Hygge Fest and Super Bowl Sunday happen on the same day. Get Hygge-cozy with your choice of 41 special & barrel-aged stouts and more on tap. VIP tickets for early entry on sale Monday, January 27 @1PM: VIP Access

Kopi Cafe | 5317 N. Clark
Stop on the Bean Route for the Andersonville Coffee & Hot Cocoa Crawl

Lady Gregory’s | 5260 N Clark
Stop on the Brew Route for the Andersonville Coffee & Hot Cocoa Crawl

Martha Mae: Art Supplies & Beautiful Things |  5407 N Clark
All Weekend: Hygge Pop-up with Elytra Textiles. Handwoven textiles, pillows and wall hangings made in Chicago. Meet the the maker February 1 from 1-3PM.

Milk Handmade | 5137 N Clark
Sunday, February 2: From 5-6:30PM, you don’t want to miss a Scrunchie making workshop by Argaman and Defiance. Tickets available here.

Rattleback Records | 5405 N Clark
Sunday, February 2: From 10-11AM young Hygge seekers can attend a kid craft & music morning at Rattleback Records. All supplies are provided for participants to design their own album cover. Also, on Sunday shop and listen to live music by Young and Gray and Windy Too from 11AM-12:30PM.

Summerdale |
Saturday, February 1: At Transistor, author David Jay Collins will sign Summerdale paperbacks and give out free, scary Summerdale Valentine cards. Also, get a free bookmark with each purchased book!

Swedish American Museum | 5211 N Clark
Saturday, February 1: The Swedish American Museum will host a soup and pancake pop-up cafe on Saturday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. They will serve a Swedish split pea soup and Swedish pancakes – true Swedish comfort foods. The Museum Store will also have a number of Hygge products on Sale.

Transit Tees5226 N Clark 
All Weekend: Free mulled cider

Transistor | 5224 N Clark
Saturday, February 1: Transistor is a stop on the Coffee and Hot Cocoa Crawl and will be featuring hot chocolate. Summerdale author, David Jay Collins, will be in store for giveaways, book signings and more.

The T- Shirt Deli | 1482 W Berwyn
All Weekend: 10% off (in-store only) during Hygge Fest. Please mention promotion at the register.

Uncharted Books5140 N Clark
All Weekend: 15% off three important types of cozy books: mysteries, recipes and histories!

Winifred Grace | 5632 N Clark
Saturday, February 1: Able Abode and Mayte Collection are popping up on Saturday from 11AM-3PM. Come check out curated home and vintage textiles.