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A bronze lion with snow-covered wreath A bronze lion with snow-covered wreath

27th Annual Wreathing of the Lions

Special Event


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  • Free

Start the winter season with this Chicago family favorite.

Join dancers from the Joffrey Ballet production of The Nutcracker on the museum’s Michigan Avenue steps as we reveal our beloved lions wreathed in festive greenery. Enjoy a special performance from mariachi-style band Cielito Lindo and complimentary hot chocolate while you welcome the holiday season. Following the ceremony, head inside the museum for art-filled activities in the Ryan Learning Center.


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