Hygge Festival

December 18, 2017 01:56 PM

February 9-15
Grand Marais

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The Danish concept of “hygge” (pronounced hoo-gah) has been around for a long time. It refers to the ritual of embracing life’s simple pleasures. Feeling relaxed, cozy and surrounded by the warmth of family, friends, community and fire all encompass the idea of hygge. It began to catch on in the United States last year.

In honor of the second annual Hygge Festival, participating resort and restaurant owners throughout Cook County will keep their fireplaces blazing during the month of February, so visitors can drop by to warm their fingers and toes, and possibly enjoy a warm or cold beverage. A dozen or more fireplaces will be featured on the tour, including wood, gas, outdoor hearths and fire pits.

The second annual festival will feature some new events:
• Fat tire biking demonstrations
• Knitting lessons
• Cross-country skiing tour at twilight
• Fireplace tour featuring some of the most historic fireplaces in Cook County

Favorite events from last year will also be back:
• Hygge themed menus
• Bonfires with live music
• Mukluk ball

For more info about the second annual hygge festival and for dates and times, please check out:


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