Visitors to the Museum of Science and Industry's holiday exhibit can expect a family-friendly event. Museum curators have decked their rotunda halls with more than 30,000 lights and 1,000 ornaments and created an indoor winter wonderland sure to dazzle visitors. From the Museum's 45-foot Grand Tree to their 50 smaller trees, visitors can expect a taste of the holidays from across religious and ethnic backgrounds. Volunteers throughout the Chicago community from various ethnic cultures have decorated the 50 smaller trees, representing the breadth of celebrations in Chicago this holiday season.
The Museum has also included performances on their Holiday Stage as part of the exhibit merriment, ranging from school choral groups during the week to ethnic song and dance troupes performing on the weekends. Falling "snow" amidst visitors' stroll through the trees is the final touch to bring Christmas inside the Museum to life this year.
Carrying on the Chicago tradition of celebrating the holidays at the Museum, this year's exhibit continues the city-wide tree decoration that began in 1942 with a single tree in honor of World War II allies.
Christmas Around the World is happening right now and will continue into the new year. The final day to catch the exhibit – along with the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives – is January 5, 2014.
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