Museum of Science and Industry

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light 2014

November 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015

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Exhibit Essentials

This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
Main Level, Museum-Wide
Museum Map
Included with Museum Entry

 The Museum of Science and Industry’s 73rd annual Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light features more than 50 trees and displays, beautifully decorated by volunteers from Chicago’s ethnic communities to reflect their diverse culture and holiday traditions. Guests can stroll through the dazzling forest of trees, enjoy intermittent falling “snow” every half hour and savor the performances of various dance and choral groups on the Holiday Stage.

This year’s Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light features a Disney theme, highlighting temporary exhibit Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. The Museum’s 45-foot Grand Tree, located in the Rotunda, pays homage to the exhibit with more than 30,000 twinkling lights and hundreds of Disney-inspired ornaments and trimmings. Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives offers more than 300 artifacts and hands-on experiences that tell the story of Walt Disney’s innovations and legacy. New for the holiday season, see costumes from Disney films such as The Santa Clause and Maleficent, learn about the making of the animated film Frozen, and even sketch beloved new characters from some of your favorite Disney movies!

The celebration runs through January 4, 2015. Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light are included in Museum Entry, as are all performances. An additional ticket is required for Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 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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