Friday, December 23, 2011

Visions of Sugar-Plums

The holiday season is in full swing and Chicago is abuzz with events happening all around the city!

One of the most traditional ways to enjoy the season is by attending The Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at the Auditorium Theatre - located at 500 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. The show runs as a limited engagement (Dec. 9 – 27), so make sure to get your tickets now.

If you are looking for a more interactive experience you must take a trip to the world famous Museum of Science and Industry to see the 70th annual Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light. Over 50 trees are decorated symbolizing local customs and traditions from places like Austria, Japan and Wales. Volunteers from Chicago’s ethnic communities take the time each year to showcase how the rest of the world celebrates the holidays.

While you are at the Museum, there is a phenomenal new exhibit called There’s Fun to be Done! Dr. Seuss & The Art of Invention. The exhibit focuses on the life and works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss. He is the creator of The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, and the forever popular How The Grinch Stole Christmas. There are drawings from the early days, sculptures and activities for the family to take part in.

You will also notice that the area where the Grand Tree is located will offer some Dr. Seuss flair. The tree is in the middle of the museum and there are ornaments and decorations representing his work.

The exhibit will be in Chicago until January 8, 2012.

The Museum of Science and Industry is located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637

If you are looking for a day of indoor fun, head to Navy Pier for the 11th Annual Winter Wonder Fest presented by Bank of America. There is fun for all ages - games, rides, music, the Reindeer Express Train, Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink, cookie decorating and a beer garden (for some adult fun!).

There are so many activities and attractions at Navy Pier, make sure to check them ahead of time to plan your day -
The festival ends on January 8, 2012 and is close on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25, 2011).

Best wishes to you and yours on behalf of the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, as you celebrate this joyous season!!!

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