Museum of Science and Industry


Christmas Around the World & Holidays of Light 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008 - Opening Celebration


Event Essentials


  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • November 14, 2008
  • Time:
  • 10:30 AM
  • Location:
  • Main Level, Rotunda
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Join us on Friday, November 14, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. to kick-off the opening day of Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light.

This not-to-miss opening event features members of the Chicago company of “Jersey Boys,” singing in the season with a favorite tune.  Bring your entire family to help us with the countdown to lighting the Museum’s grand 45-foot tree, which will be decorated with shimmering ornaments representing the Museum’s iconic exhibits.  You’ll also enjoy a breakfast treat from 9:30 to noon—top-your-own Quaker Oatmeal and Tropicana juice—courtesy of Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light sponsor, PepsiCo.


Museum Hours
  • Extended hours through April 19
    Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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