Honor the 125 Year Spirit of the Danish Home of Chicago

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Attend these special events:

125th KICK OFF CELEBRATION

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

TIVOLI GARDENS & CASINO NIGHT

June 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Danish Home of Chicago
5656 N. Newcastle Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
773-775-7383

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

CUISINE & SPIRITS

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

Chef Stig Hansen will create some of Scandinavia’s finest dishes and pair them with wine and beer to create a savory evening. You will be able to vote for your favorite spirit.

Lillejuleaften

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!