December Holiday Performances

Every day through January 5, create holiday memories by taking photos with our four-story Grand Tree, enjoying a magical snowfall moment—indoors!—and reflecting upon traditions from across the globe.

On select days (listed below), take part in special activities to get into the holiday spirit. You'll discover song and dance performances from cultural groups across Chicagoland in the Auditorium.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change; check the schedule in Holiday Studio for up-to-date information.

Daily

50 different festive trees and displays
Grand Tree and falling snow in the Rotunda

Saturday, December 7

Cultural Performances and Activities
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Ornament Make and Takes (West Pavilion)
11 a.m. Finnladies of Chicagoland (Finland)
12:15 p.m. Tambura and Dance Group, The Croatian Vines
and Croatian School (Croatia)
1:30 p.m. Norwegian National League of Chicago (Norway)
2:45 p.m.After School Matters (Spanish Dance of
Bolivia, Mexico and Latin America)
4 p.m.Aloha Center of Chicago (ACC) (South Pacific)

Sunday, December 8

Cultural Performances and Activities
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Ornament Make and Takes (West Pavilion)
11 a.m. McNulty Irish Dancers (Ireland)
1:30 p.m. Suktinis (Lithuania)
2:45 p.m.Mangalorean Konkan Christian Association (India)
4 p.m.Flamenco Chicago Dance Studio (Spain)

Saturday, December 14

Cultural Performances and Activities
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Ornament Make and Takes (West Pavilion)
11 a.m. Mabuhay Singers and Friends (Philippines)
12:15 p.m. Bethany Romanian Church (Romania)
1:30 p.m. Colombian American Cultural Center (Colombia)
2:45 p.m. Ballet Folklórico Internacional Tuwamari (Ecuador)
4 p.m. Borozda and the Hungarian Women and Children (Hungary)

Sunday, December 15

Cultural Performances and Activities
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Ornament Make and Takes (West Pavilion)
11 a.m. Alphorngruppe Alpine Echoes
Alpine Horn Music
12:15 p.m. Society of the Danube Swabians (Germany)
1:30 p.m. The Donya Dance Ensemble (Turkey, Bolivia
and other World Dance traditions)
2:45 p.m. Tierra Colombiana Dance Ensemble and
T.C. Children’s Dance Group (Colombia)
4 p.m. Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society (Greece)

Saturday, December 21

Cultural Performances and Activities
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Ornament Make and Takes (West Pavilion)
11 a.m. Alma Ecuatoriana (Ecuador)
12:15 p.m. Thistle and Heather Highland Dancers (Scotland)
1:30 p.m. Holy Cross-IHM Marimba Ensemble and
Children’s Choir (Mexico and Central America)
2:45 p.m. Serbian Orthodox Midwest Diocese Youth (Serbia)
4 p.m. St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (Egypt)

Sunday, December 22

Cultural Performances and Activities
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Ornament Make and Takes (West Pavilion)
11 a.m. Ensemble Horo (Bulgaria)
12:15 p.m. Polish Scouting Organization
of Illinois (Poland)
1:30 p.m. Color’s Entertainment Group (China)
2:45 p.m.Holy Nativity of Romania (Romania)
4 p.m. Hora of Romania (Romania)

Monday, December 23

Cultural Performances and Activities
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Ornament Make and Takes (West Pavilion)
1:30 p.m. Punch and Judaism (Hanukkah)
2:45 p.m. Mama Sunshine (Kwanzaa)

* All performances and ornament activities are included in Museum Entry.