Tuesday, December 3, 2013

St. Lucia Festival Of Lights Along Clark Street

Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood will be bursting with light when Swedes and non-Swedes alike gather to participate in the annual St. Lucia Festival of Lights on Friday, December 13, 2013.

One of Andersonville’s many traditional Swedish events, St. Lucia begins with a torch-lit procession down the sidewalks of Clark Street at 4:45 p.m., kicking off at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.  The procession highlight is the appearance of the specially chosen “Lucia Girls,” who will lead the crowd, wearing long white robes and beautiful crowns of candles and singing “The Lucia Song.” Children and adults are welcome to join in the procession.

Afterwards, all participants are invited to the Lucia celebration at the Swedish American Museum. The Lucia celebration features a telling of the Lucia legend, family entertainment by Dream Big Performing Arts, and Swedish holiday treats including traditional “pepparkakor” ginger snaps. Admission is $1 or can of food to benefit Care for Real, Edgewater’s food pantry – OR this year bring a toy for the Care for Real toy drive.

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