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 16
10:45 a.m.    Punch and Judaism (Hanukkah)
12:45 p.m.    Robert Healy Elementary School (China)
2 p.m.        Slovenian Catholic Center (Slovenia)
3:15 p.m.    Vårblomman (Sweden)
4:30 p.m.     Oak Forest Park District Ensemble Dance and Nutcracker (General Holiday)

Sunday, November 17
10:45 a.m.    Tsukasa Taiko (Japan)
12:45 p.m.    Flamenco Chicago Dance Studio (Spain)
2 p.m.        Alma Ecuatoriana (Ecuador)

Saturday, November 23
10:45 a.m.    Ensemble Alioni: Georgian Choir of Chicago (Republic of Georgia)
12:45 p.m.    PACF Performing Arts (Philippines)
2 p.m.        Choomsarang Dance Group (Korea)
3:15 p.m.    Nordikids VASA Children (Sweden)

Sunday, November 24
12:45 p.m.    Ensemble Horo (Bulgaria)
2 p.m.        Jasmin Jahal Dance Company (Middle East)
3:15 p.m.    Indian Catholic Association of America (India)

Saturday, November 30
10:45 a.m.    Moravian Cultural Society (Czech Republic)
12:45 p.m.    Boliviamanta Dance Ensemble (Bolivia)
2 p.m.        Nuestra Cultura Juvenil (Ecuador)
3:15 p.m.    Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana (Mexico)
4:30 p.m.    Belizean Cultural Bearers, Inc. (Belize)


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  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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