Your kiddo counts the days until the halls are decked with candy canes and stockings.

So dive right into the festivities at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago’s Christmas Around the World and Holidays of LightIn its 75th year, the annual extravaganza always provides a warm glow. Here’s the lowdown on the fun:

  • Wander through a wonderland of more than 50 twinkling trees decorated by more than 3,500 community volunteers.
  • A closer look at each one reveals how cultures around the globe celebrate the holidays. Learn about new customs from China, Croatia and everywhere in between and spot traditions that are part of your own family.
  • Then stop for a photo op in front of the soaring grand tree, and watch in wonder as faux snow flakes flutter from the ceiling.
  • On select weekends, there’s even more merry-making. Your little elf will love hanging with Santa, watching performances, and crafting their own ornaments.


To skip the lines and get to the fun faster, buy tickets online.You’ll jingle the whole way there.

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