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.

November Holiday Performances

Saturday, November 15

10:45 a.m.       Varblomman Children’s Club (Sweden)
12:45 p.m.       Nordikids-Vasa Order of America (Sweden)
2 p.m.              Choomsarang Korean Dance Group (South Korea)
3:15 p.m.         PACF Performing Arts/SamaSama Project (Philippines)
4:30 p.m.         Puerto Rican Youth Heritage Group of NWI (Puerto Rico)

Sunday, November 16

3:15 p.m.         Pachacamak Folk Foundation (Andrean/Afro Ecuadorian Culture)

Saturday, November 22

10:45 a.m.       Harvard High School Madrigal Singers (England)
12:45 p.m.       Aftrer School Mater Boliviamanta (Bolivia)
2 p.m.              Springbrook Chorus and Orchestra (General Holiday)
3:15 p.m.         Cambrian Benevolent Society Red Dragon Welsh Dancers (Wales)
4:30 p.m.         Flamenco Chicago Studio Dancers (Spain)

Sunday, November 23

10:45 a.m.       Oak Forest Park District Playhouse Christmas Show (General Holiday)
12:45 p.m.       Alma Ecuatorioana (Ecuador)
2 p.m.              Jasmin Jahal Dance Company (Middle East)
3:15 p.m.         Indian Catholic Association of America (India)

Saturday, November 29

10:45 p.m.       Moravian Cultural Society (Czech Republic)
12:45 p.m.       Tsukasa Taiko (Japan)
2 p.m.              Healy School, Chinese American Civil Council (China)
4:30 p.m.         Belizean Cultural Bearers, Inc. (Belize)

Sunday, November 30

12:45 p.m.       Transfiguration Dance Troupe & Hinsdale Rondalla (Philippines)
2 p.m.              Colombian American Cultural Center Choir (Colombia)
3:15 p.m.         Linda’s Dance Studio “Flores de Mexico” (Mexico)

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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