Museum of Science and Industry:72nd Annual Christmas Around the World & Holidays of Light- Until 1/5/2014
Stroll through beautifully decorated trees while various traditional folk music performances are happening from a wide range of cultures!
“As always, the Museum’s 45-foot Grand Tree takes center stage in the Rotunda with more than 30,000 red, green and white twinkling lights and hundreds of ornaments and trimmings. More than 50 smaller trees are beautifully decorated by volunteers from Chicago’s ethnic communities to represent their various cultures and holiday traditions. This custom began for local families in 1942 as a United Nations Day salute to the Allies during World War II. From a first year featuring only a dozen trees, the annual exhibit has grown into a forest of dazzling trees and homemade displays, created by dedicated volunteers.
Stroll through the trees, enjoy intermittent falling “snow” and savor the performances on the Holiday Stage. School choral groups perform during the week, and ethnic song and dance performances take place on the weekends in conjunction with the exhibit.”
(from website, read more: http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/christmas-around-the-world/)
Cost: Tickets are $24 for adults and $17 for children
Chicago, IL 60637