Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

People think of MSI Chicago only as a world class science museum, but MSI Christmas Around the World is also one of the best Chicago Christmas activities.

MSI Christmas History

This MSI tradition started in 1942 as a single tree with ornaments representing Allied countries showing solidarity during WWII.

MSI Christmas Around the World Now

This incredible Christmas display has expanded through the years to include over 50 trees representing holiday traditions around the world.

Holidays of Light

Educational displays also showcase holidays like Lunar New Year, Diwali, St. Lucia Day and more.

When is MSI Christmas Around the World?

This year Christmas Around the World runs from November 17, 2021 to January 3, 2022.

Budget Enough Time For Your MSI Visit

You'll need 2 hours for Christmas Around the World or at least 4 hours for holiday and regular exhibits.

Add These Stops For More Chicago Christmas Fun!

Visit Macy's, Christkindlmarket, or take in a stunning performance of The Nutcracker while celebrating Christmas in Chicago.