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26th Annual Wreathing of the Lions

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Kick off the holidays at the 26th anniversary of this Chicago family favorite—with this year’s emcees, the Chicago cast of the hit musical Hamilton. This free event starts on the historic Michigan Avenue steps as we adorn our beloved lions with their traditional holiday wreaths. Hamilton cast members lead us through the ceremony full of special treats including complimentary hot chocolate and a live performance by the Soul Children of Chicago.

>At 10:30 a.m., following the outdoor ceremony, head into the museum and stop by the Ryan Learning Center for art-making fun and create your own wreath inspired by the Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art. See more family programs.See more holiday programs.


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