Tis’ the season for Hygge in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pronounced “hoo-ga” this Danish and Norwegian word cannot be defined by one word, but is rather the feeling you get when you’re comfy and cozy, and enjoying the simple things of life. We could all use some extra comfy cozy this year! Embrace this feeling through events happening here in Fort Wayne and by creating your own “hygge” environment with items from local, Fort Wayne businesses.

Experience Hygge in Fort Wayne

1.  Winterval

Celebrate winter downtown with a day of family-friendly indoor and outdoor activities on January 29! Watch ice carvers create wonders from a solid block of ice, shop an outdoor market, take a  cozy carriage ride and enjoy special events at the Botanical Conservatory, the Old Fort, the Allen County Public Library, and Science Central.

2. Coffee Houses

Coffee shops are the perfect location to experience hygge in Fort Wayne. Especially at places like Fortezza and Firefly Coffee House whose décor and atmosphere make you feel like you’ve taken a seat at your best friend’s house.

Although DeBrand Fine Chocolates may not be a coffee house, they offer the perfect cozy setting for enjoying a sweet treat and a coffee too!

3. JK O’Donnell’s

Fireplaces are not necessary in order to enjoy hygge, but they do help! Enjoy your next meal at JK O’Donnell’s in downtown Fort Wayne to enjoy Irish pub fare and the perfect company. Failte!

The Find Boutique in Fort Wayne, Indiana - Holiday Shopping
Photo by Ruth Yaro

4. Fort Wayne Boutiques

The feelings of Hygge can’t be bought, but items like fuzzy socks, cozy sweaters, and soft hats and gloves can help you enjoy Hygge more! Pick up some of the coziest items at Fort Wayne boutiques like The Find. Create an at-home spa day with luxurious products from Heavenly Bliss.

Enjoy all of the hygge spirit this winter season!