Andersonville’s Holiday Events 2014 and St. Lucia Festival of Lights in Chicago

When: Saturday, December 13, 2014 
Where: 5211 N. Clark Street in Andersonville in Chicago
Saint Lucy, 1521, is a High Renaissance recast...

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Attend the St. Lucia Festival of Lights in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood

St. Lucia Festival of Lights – Saturday, December 13

A candlelit, carol-filled procession down the sidewalks of Clark Street, followed by singing and treats at the Museum. Admission is $1, or a toy or a can of food to benefit Care For Real, Edgewater’s food pantry.

 

The festival of St. Lucia is a Sicilian tradition adopted by the Swedes, a celebration of lights prevailing over the darkest time of the year.

The event is held at the Swedish American Museum located at 5211 N. Clark. There is an annual candle-lit, carol-filled procession down Clark Street.

Afterwards, the Museum hosts more singing, family entertainment and treats.

The procession is free; admission to the museum is $1 or a canned food item to benefit the homeless. There will also be a special St. Lucia service down the street at Ebenezer Lutheran Church starting at 7:00 pm.

Luciafeier in einer schwedischen Kirche

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Saint Lucy (283–304), also known as Saint Lucia, was a wealthy young Christian martyr who is venerated as a saint by Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Christians. Her feast day in the West is 13 December; with a name derived from lux, lucis “light”, she is the patron saint of those who are blind.

English: Statue of Santa Lucia at Saint Leonar...

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Saint Lucy is one of the very few saints celebrated by members of the Lutheran Church among the Scandinavian peoples, who take part in Saint Lucy’s Day celebrations that retain many elements of Germanic paganism.

HOLIDAY EVENTS 2014


St. Mortens 2008 008St. Morten’s Gos Day – Saturday, November 22

Look out for Santa, a Viking, a bell-ringer, a goose, and other revelers as this procession kicks off the holiday season in Andersonville!

 

holiday-thumbnailLate Night Andersonville – Friday, December 5

Andersonville stays up late for the Late Night Andersonville festival! From 6-10pm, stores and restaurants will be offering great discounts on distinctive gifts and delectable after-hours meals, plus free refreshments and entertainment.

 

DPP_0012Julmarknad – Saturday & Sunday, December 6 & 7

During the yearly Julmarknad festival, the Swedish American Museum features a handicrafts fair with traditional Swedish food and entertainment. In addition, select Andersonville businesses join the fun with FREE music, refreshments and more.

 

DPP_0022St. Lucia Festival of Lights – Saturday, December 13

A candlelit, carol-filled procession down the sidewalks of Clark Street, followed by singing and treats at the Museum. Admission is $1, or a toy or a can of food to benefit Care For Real, Edgewater’s food pantry.

 

holiday-shoppingLate-er Night Andersonville – Friday, December 19

Are you a procrastinator when it comes to holiday shopping? Then join us for our second night of Late Night Andersonville, just a little “late-er” than usual. From 6-10pm, take advantage of the same discounts from Late Night Andersonville, plus once again enjoy free entertainment and refreshments.

  

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

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