Charming Andersonville is known for its Swedish roots, unique shopping, destination dining and busy urban corridor, Clark Street. During the holidays, you almost expect Tiny Tim to turn the corner.... Read More
Charming Andersonville is known for its Swedish roots, unique shopping, destination dining and busy urban corridor, Clark Street. During the holidays, you almost expect Tiny Tim to turn the corner. There's a revised schedule of shopping, dining and virtual entertainment supporting more than 100 local businesses. The 2020 line-up includes annual neighborhood traditions with a COVID-friendly twist along with new events created to celebrate the season safely. Retailers will keep shops open later on various December nights throughout the season specifically for order-ahead curbside pick-up. The Swedish American Museum is currently assessing the feasibility of a COVID-safe St. Lucia Festival of Lights, which would fall on Sunday, December 13 this season. Among the shops in the National Historic District are more than a few antique and vintage stores; candy shops; bookstores; lots of spots featuring clothing and accessories; furniture; music; kitchenware; and foodstuffs.
- Things to Do in December: "Participating retailers will use a consistent promotional code AlwaysAndersonville to grant shoppers access to deals, discounts and offers online each Friday in December."
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: Andersonville is recognized as the "shop local capital of Chicago," with the largest network of local and independent businesses.