Watch the Art Institute of Chicago’s iconic lion statues get all dolled up for the holiday season this Friday, November 29, at the 28th annual Wreathing of the Lions!
Beginning at 10 am, the outdoor family-friendly event will feature an appearance by Joffrey Ballet dancers of The Nutcracker, a special wreath-laying ceremony, a performance by mariachi-style band Cielito Lindo, and, of course, complimentary hot chocolate.
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After the lions have properly donned their holiday garb, the Art Institute invites viewers of all ages to head inside the museum for an arts and crafts session in the Ryan Learning Center.
More importantly, this year’s Wreathing of the Lion is totally free, making it a perfect way to get over your Thanksgiving food-hangover and officially kick-off holiday-time in the city.
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