Museum of Science and Industry

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light Schedule

Enjoy various ethnic song and dance performances from groups around the Chicago area, on the weekends from November 16 through December 22, as well as December 23. All activities take place on the Holiday Stage located on the Museum’s Main Level. Choral performances by area school groups will also take place on select weekdays. Also, each day at noon, the Holiday Stage will get a “blast” of the holiday spirit with the Bangs, Flashes and Fire chemistry show. Please note that the schedule is subject to change; check the schedule near the Holiday Stage for up-to-date information.

December Holiday Performances

Sunday, December 1
10:45 a.m.    Bonnie Lindholm Dance Company (General Holiday)
12:45 p.m.    Knights of Lithuania Dancers and Suktinis (Lithuania)
2 p.m.        Mangalorean Konkan Christian Association (India)
3:15 p.m.    Ballet Folklorico Internacional Tuwamari (Ecuador)
4:30 p.m.    Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral (Serbia)

Saturday, December 7
12:45 p.m.    Classic Act Choral Ensemble (General Holiday)
2 p.m.        FADA, CARE and The Sampaguita Singers (Philippines)
3:15 p.m.    Norwegian National League of Chicago (Norway)
4:30 p.m.    Croatian Schools of Chicago (Croatia)

Sunday, December 8
10:45 a.m.    Transfiguration Dance and Hinsdale Fil-Am Rondalla (Philippines)
12:45 p.m.    Austrian Mixed Chorus (Austria)
2 p.m.        Cherubic Voices and Iskra Dancers (Ukraine)
3:15 p.m.    Linda’s Dance Studio and Flores de Mexico (Mexico)
4:30 p.m.    The Metropolis of Chicago Education Affairs Hellenic Christmas (Greece)

Saturday, December 14
10:45 a.m.    Finnladies of Chicagoland (Finland)
12:45 p.m.    Welsh Red Dragon Dancers (Wales)
2 p.m.        Thistle & Heather Highland Dancers (Scotland)
3:15 p.m.    Springbrook Church Chicagoland Chorus (General Holiday)
4:30 p.m.    Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Chicago Branch (Scotland)

Sunday, December 15
10:45 a.m.    Krishana Barona Latviesu Skola (Latvia)
12:45 p.m.    The McNulty School of Irish Dance (Ireland)
2 p.m.        Polish Scouting Organization of Illinois (Poland)
3:15 p.m.    Renacer Bolivano Dance Troupe (Bolivia)
4:30 p.m.    Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society (Greece)

Saturday, December 21
10:45 a.m.    Ke Kula Kupa 'a O Ka Pakipika (South Pacific Islands)
12:45 p.m.    Harvard High School Madrigal Singers (England)
2 p.m.        The Nativity Scene of St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church (Egypt)
3:15 p.m.    Acappellago (General Holiday)
4:30 p.m.    Colombian Cultural House Chorus (Colombia)

Sunday, December 22
10:45 a.m.    Italianettes (Italy)
12:45 p.m.    Campenella Children’s Choir (Russia)
2 p.m.        Mamma Sunshine (Kwanzaa)
3:15 p.m.    Tierra Colombiana Dance (Colombia)

Monday, December 23
12:45 p.m.    Holy Cross IHM Marimba Ensemble and Children’s Choir (Central America)
2 p.m.        Mamma Sunshine (Kwanzaa)

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  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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