Over 70 Years of Holiday Magic at MSI with Christmas Around the World


A Chicago tradition that has existed since 1942, Christmas Around the World, returns at the Museum of Science and Industry until January 3.

This year, the exhibits celebrate the ‘Golden Age of Travel’ with themed decor and spotlights on the newly redesigned Pioneer Zepher train and Take Flight 727.

On some days, customers can visit Santa and have a souvenir photo taken.

The Pioneer Zepher train

Hundreds of volunteers from various Chicago communities have contributed a little of themselves to this project. From the handmade decoration and personal keepsakes to the decoration of trees and exhibits that line the rotunda and the ground floor of the museum.

The Big Tree, rising to an impressive height of 45 feet from floor to ceiling, is the supreme jewel of this event with over 30,000 lights. Customers will also notice Chicago Sky’s historic victory in the WNBA Championship. Additionally, the Feasts of Light are displayed in display cases containing symbolic items used to celebrate Chinese New Year, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Visakha Puja Day and St. Lucia Day.

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Take flight from 727

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