Honor the 125 Year Spirit of the Danish Home of Chicago

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Attend these special events:


April 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Renaissance Hotel Schaumburg
1551 Thoreau Drive North
Schaumburg, IL  60173


June 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Danish Home of Chicago
5656 N. Newcastle Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631

For this year only and instead of the annual Summerfest, The Danish Home gardens will be transformed into Tivoli Gardens featuring games, rides, live entertainment and more…

Park at Taft High School at Hurlbut and Natoma or Bryn Mawr and Natoma and catch our shuttle to the festival.

Event hours 2 pm to 10 pm
Admission – Free will donation
Opening ceremony 2 pm Small marching band followed by
Danish Royal Guards, anthems
Ride hours 2 pm to 8 pm
Food hours 2 pm to 8 pm
Main food items (hot dogs, hamburgers, open faced sandwiches)
Smørrebrød 2 pm to 4 pm
(beef, smoked pork, ham, cheese)
Frikadeller 4 pm to 8 pm
Small food tent (BBQ ribs, potato salad)
Patio Bar 2 pm to 8:30 pm
Akavit Theater 2 pm to 4 pm
4-15 minute shows (2 children/2 adult)
Lego 2 pm to 6 pm
CONCERT 5 pm to 6 pm
ABBA Tribute Band
DJ 2 pm to 9:30 pm
Casino 6 pm to 9 pm
Casino Bar 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Fire Dancers 9:30 pm

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

  • The Danish Home Foundation
    Berglund Construction
    Shirley & Jerry Andersen
    Irma & Peter Orum


Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
at The Danish Home of Chicago

Join us as Danish Chef Stig Hansen prepares some of Scandinavia’s finest dishes and pairs them with wine and beer to create a savory evening.

Pairings will be presented by Beer on the Wall’s Ryan Tracy, Owner/General Manager/Certified Cicerone and WineStyles’ Owner Emily Wilderman. You will be able to vote for your favorite spirit.

Price $125/person / Table of 8 – $900
(includes food, spirits and opportunity to win great prizes)

Limited seating available, RSVP required:
rsvp125@danishhomeofchicago.org or
April Pasquale 773-775-7383, ext. 4

Scandinavian Cuisine and Spirits – Single Ticket


Scandinavian Cuisine and Spirits – Table for 8



An Enchanting Christmas

December 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Hyatt McDonald’s Campus

Young and old are welcome to this favorite Danish Home tradition of a magical “little” Christmas with gifts from Santa and carols around the tree.

Submit your Scandinavian recipes, stories, photos, jokes, family traditions and more to our Facebook page and we will post them for everyone’s enjoyment. Top winners will be posted on our website and will be eligible for prizes.

No political or distasteful material will be posted. Only entries deemed appropriate by the review team for Danish Home of Chicago will be accepted.

Questions? Send us a message!