Festival of the Lights in Andersonville

| December 14, 2008 | 21 Comments

By Molly Katholi

December 15, 2008 – This weekend the historically Swedish neighborhood of Andersonville will celebrate the Festival of the Lights in honor of St. Lucia. While technically a Sicilian tradition adopted by the Swedish (and now the North Side Chicago!) it celebrates light prevailing over the long darkness at this time of the year.

At 4:45pm there is a free candle-lit carol-filled procession lead by specially selected St. Lucia girls. After the procession the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark hosts more singing, family entertainment and treats. For the museum part of the celebration the admission fee is $1 or a can of food for the homeless. And, there will be a special St. Lucia service down Clark street at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church which starts at 7:00 p.m.

This is an original ChicagoMomViews.net article.

———————————————————————–Molly Katholi is a lawyer and pregnant mama to two children (almost three) who lives in the bustling Andersonville neighborhood. With what is left of her spare time, she manages to scour and jot down her fabulous Chicago finds.

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