HOLIDAY EVENTS 2018
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 2018 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 7.
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 Gift Guides
Naughty or nice? Why choose when you can be both. Here at the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce we believe that everyone deserves something special this holiday season. Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guides will launch the week of November 19! Check back soon.
The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Toy Drive in support of Care for Real November 30 – December 14! Plus, several other Andersonville businesses host coat, toy, and food drives.
Saturday, November 18 | 3-6PM: Unleash your inner Viking during Andersonville’s second Viking Pub Crawl on Saturday, November 17, 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!
Saturday, November 24 | 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.
Tuesday, November 27 | 11AM-4PM: The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with 70+ businesses and community partners, invites adults of 60+ to kick off the holiday shopping season on Clark Street with special discounts, promotions and treats.
December 1-2 : 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 and more Andersonville events throughout the weekend.
December 7 & 21 | 6-9PM: 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.
Thursday, 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 (5211 N Clark). Admission is $1, or a food donation at the door benefiting Care For Real, Edgewater’s food pantry. We need volunteers!
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.