Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light

March 18, 2016
Have you reserved a Chicago Exotic rental car this Christmas break? Looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the season while visiting the windy city? Then you may be interested in the Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. This highly cultured exhibit demonstrates briefly how various cultures from around the globe celebrate this joyful time of year. Beginning in 1942 when the museum erected a lone tree in dedication to the Allies of World War One, this exhibit has expanded to include the forty-five foot Grand Tree with over fifty smaller trees signifying myriad holiday traditions. Ethnic communities from around Chicago volunteer to decorate these trees to represent their cultural customs. Step into the otherworldly cultural forest that spans the entire main level of the museum, with falling “snow” to enhance the experience.

Basic Information

The exhibit is all ages with entry included in general admission tickets. If you have a Chicago Exotic rental car, the museum provides an underground garage at the northwest corner of the building for only $18 per vehicle.   Admission prices are:   – Adult: $15 – Senior (65+) $14 – Child (3-11) $10   Chicago residents receive a discounted price: $2 off for adults and seniors, and $1 off for children. Tickets are available online. The museum is open daily from 9:30 am to 4 pm. However, throughout December the museum remains open until 5:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. These extended hours also run from Saturday, December 17 to Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 to Sunday, December 31.   The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago is located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.  

Performances at the Exhibit

The Christmas Around the World and Holiday Lights exhibit contains more than Christmas trees – though the Grand Tree in the Rotunda with its 30 000 lights and 1000 ornaments is a magical spectacle in itself. The exhibit carries performances that will make this museum worth the trip in your Chicago Exotic rental car. Choral groups from local schools perform throughout the week from November 22 to December 20. Weekends bring performances filled with song and dance from different ethnic groups. A few of the cultures involved in this exhibit are:   – Ireland – Slovenia – Ecuador – India – Japan – Belize – Russia – Greece – The Middle East – Spain – Egypt – Central America – Colombia – Italy – Philippines – Lithuania   And many, many more. The exhibit demonstrates cultures from around the globe. It depicts other festivals such as Kwanza and Hanukkah, as well. The trees of the exhibit also represent more countries than perform. This is an exhibit that will have you wanting to drive your Chicago Exotic rental car back daily.  

Extras at the Exhibit

If you get hungry throughout the day, don’t worry about getting into your Chicago Exotic rental car to find food. The museum includes three eateries:   – Finnigan’s Ice Cream Parlor on the main level – Jazzman’s Café on the lower level – The Brain Food Court on the lower level   The museum is also home to a photo shop, kid’s shop, museum store, and Shop Earth so you can indulge in souvenirs of this unforgettable and enlightening experience.   Don’t forget to check out the chemistry demonstration “Tis The Season for Science” at 2:30 pm daily!   Capture Chicago’s diverse holiday atmosphere in your Chicago Exotic rental car this Christmas at the Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. To reserve a Chicago Exotic rental car, view our online rental center.

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