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Christmas Around the World in Chicago

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Nov. 19, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016, Chicago

Discover more about Christmas traditions from across the globe at the 70th annual Christmas Around the World celebration, held at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

The event, which began in 1942 as a United Nations Day salute to American Allies during the war, features more than 60 sparkling trees and exhibits decorated by ethnic communities around the city. The displays show different customs and traditions from around the world during the Christmas season.

The companion Holidays of Lights exhibit shows global holidays that incorporate lights or enlightenment, such as Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and more. Guests can enjoy ethnic dancing, singing, storytelling and school choir performances.

For more information, visit msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414.

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