Pledge Local This Holiday Season

Dubbed the ‘local’ capital of Chicago, Andersonville has always been a fantastic holiday shopping and dining destination. This season, we are excited to re-launch the #AlwaysAndersonville 2019 Holiday Campaign, asking Andersonville consumers to pledge supporting local, independently-owned businesses this holiday season. Every person that takes the pledge will also receive their own Shop Local Passport. Discover why residents, shoppers, and visitors choose Andersonville to shop, dine, live, and thrive year-round. Will you take the pledge? Click here to learn more about the campaign, officially launching on November 8.

Upcoming Holiday Events


IMG_2021Andersonville 2019 Viking Pub Crawl

Saturday, November 16 | 3-6PM: Unleash your inner Viking during Andersonville’s third Viking Pub Crawl on Saturday, November 16, from 3-6PM! Come in costume and win a prize. Tickets are available online now for a curated route of bars and restaurants featuring 10+ stops and a FREE 16oz collector’s glass!



Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 30 | All Day: Andersonville businesses celebrate the Shop Small movement with the nationally celebrated Small Business Saturday. Plus, pick up your #AlwaysAndersonville passport at any participating business.



Julmarknad Weekend

December 7-8: Visit the Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark) for traditional Swedish entertainment, food, and crafts at their annual indoor holiday market! Then, check out the Chicago Waldorf School Holiday Fair on December 7 from 10AM-5PM, and more Andersonville events throughout the weekend.


IMG_1323JOY on Clark Street

Tuesday, December 3 | 11AM-4PM: The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with 50+ businesses and community partners, invites adults of 60+ to kick off the holiday shopping season on Clark Street with special discounts, promotions and treats.


Lucia Lantern FamilySt. Lucia Festival of Lights

Friday, December 13 | 4:45PM: A candlelit, carol-filled procession down the sidewalks of Clark Street, followed by singing and treats at the Swedish American Museum. Afterwards, head to Ebenezer Lutheran Church at 1650 W. Foster for more festivities at 7PM.



Late Night Andersonville

December 6 & 20 | 5-9PM: Andersonville stores stay open late and offer special refreshments and deals for shoppers. Enjoy restaurant specials, carolers, pictures with Santa, musicians, and more throughout the district. The FREE Holiday Trolley runs along Clark Street from 6-9PM. 

Holiday Highlights

Andersonville Holiday Trolley

Returning this year, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and SSA #22 will provide a FREE holiday trolley for shoppers to hop on and off on 3 shopping days throughout the season, launching on Small Business Saturday. See the schedule.

Andersonville Holiday Drives

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Toy Drive in support of Care for Real November 30 – December 13! Plus, several other Andersonville businesses host coat, toy, and food drives.

Santa Tracker

Where in Andersonville is Santa this Holiday Season? He’s making his list and checking it twice to make sure all of your holiday gifts can be shopped locally. There are plenty of opportunities to see Santa this season and a place to write and send letters as well.