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

Saturday, December 6

12:45 p.m.       Ke Kula Kupa 'a O Ka Pakipika and Students (South Pacific Islands)
2 p.m.              Magalorean Konkan Christian Association USA (India)
3:15 p.m.         Norwegian National League (Norway)
4:30 p.m.         Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Chicago Demonstration Team (Scotland)

Sunday, December 7

10:45 a.m.       Bonnie Lindholm Dance Company (General Holiday)
12:45 p.m.       Austrian Mixed Chorus (Austria)
2 p.m.              Iskra Dance School (Ukraine)
3:15 p.m.         50 Years-Knight of Lithuania & Suktinis (Lithuania)
4:30 p.m.         Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago (Greece)

Saturday, December 13

12:45 p.m.       Thistle & Heather Highland Dancers (Scotland)
2 p.m.              Ballet Folklorico International Tuwamari (Ecuador)
3:15 p.m.         Renacer Boliciano Dance Troupe (Bolivia)
4:30 p.m.         “BOROZDA” Hungarian Folk Dance Group (Hungary)

Sunday, December 14

10:45 a.m.       Finnladies of Chicagoland (Finland)
12:45 p.m.       Pachacamac (Ecuador)
2 p.m.              Polish Scouting Organization of Illinois (Poland)
3:15 p.m.         Croatian School Kardinal Stepinac (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
4:30 p.m.         Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society (Greece)

Saturday, December 20

12:45 p.m.       Ensemble Alioni (Republic of Georgia)
2 p.m.              St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church (Egypt)
3:15 p.m.         Acappelago (General Holiday)
4:30 p.m.         Donya Dance Ensemble (Persia, Egypt, Bolivia and Spain)

Sunday, December 21

10:45 a.m.       Italianettes Joint Civic Committee (Italy)
12:45 p.m.       Campanella Children’s Choir (Russia)
2 p.m.              Ensemble Hero (Bulgaria)
3:15 p.m.         Tierra Colombiana Dance Ensemble (Colombia)
4:30 p.m.         Holy Nativity Church (Romania)

Tuesday, December 23

12:45 p.m.       Punch and Judaism, Marilyn Price (Hanukkah)
2 p.m.              Holy Cross – IHM Children’s Choir and Marimba (Central America and Mexico)
4:30 p.m.         Mamma Sunshine & Company (Kwanzaa)

Saturday, December 27

12:45 p.m.       The McNulty Irish Dancers (Ireland)
2 p.m.              Slovenian Catholic Center (Slovenia)
3:15 p.m.         Orquestra de Cuatro Fenix (Puerto Rico)
4:30 p.m.         Veselo Selo Tambura Orchestra (Serbia)

Sunday, December 28

2 p.m.              St. Sava Academy & St. George Children’s Choir (Serbia)
3:15 p.m.         Mioritza Romanian Folk Group – Holy Nativity Orthodox Church of Chicago (Romania)
4:30 p.m.         Mamma Sunshine & Company (Kwanzaa)


Museum Hours
  • through January 3
    Daily* from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    * 12/24, 12/31, 1/1—closing 4 p.m.;
    Closed on Christmas Day
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