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Every year for the past 6 years we have been going to Tre Kronor, a Swedish restaurant in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood, for a pre-Christmas gathering with friends. Tre Kroner offers this Julebord dinner experience throughout the month of December in the private dinning rooms above the restaurant. Incredibly delicious, authentic Swedish dishes are served. Half way through the evening there is a performance of the song, Santa Lucia, sung acappella by two girls dressed in white robes with candles on their heads. Traditionally sung at the darkest time of the year during the winter-light festival, this touchingly simple interpretation is a soothing, unhurried moment amidst all the holiday excitement.