Christmas Around the World

Museum of Science and Industry

Bring the family to Chicago for the wondrous holiday show Christmas Around the World and Holiday of Light at Museum of Science and Industry November 16-January 7, and stay at the blocks-away and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Christmas Around the World and Holiday of Light is a time-honored tradition, starting in 1942 with a single tree! Now there is a four story Grand Tree surrounded by a forest of 50 other trees representing holiday traditions of Christmas around the world!

Activities: Photos with Santa, Build Your Own Ornament (every day), and a wide variety of cultural music and theatre from Bulgaria, Ukraine, Mexico, Scotland, Germany, Bolivia, Greece, Wales, Russia, Poland, and a ton more!

The first Christmas tree in 1942 was a wartime tribute to the Allies, but it also symbolized hope during the uncertain times. By bringing together so many ethnic holiday customs, the display was a reminder that there is more to join us than divide us. Since its first year, the display has certainly grown but this spirit remains unchanged. It’s what makes the Museum of Science and Industry the perfect place to tour a world of traditions during the holidays.

The Museum of Science and Industry is located at 5700 South Lake Shore Drive. If the weather is good, you can walk there from the Lake Shore Hotel! For advance tickets and a full schedule of events, go online to https://www.msichicago.org/visit/tickets/ and follow the prompts.

Make your Christmas Around the World and Holiday of Light at Museum of Science and Industry experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, l