Wreathing of the Lions at the Art Institute

Join the Art Institute of Chicago for their 28th Annual Wreathing of the Lions.

Kick off the holiday season with this Chicago favorite, as we reveal our beloved lions in their festive wreaths.

Enjoy a performance by the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus while you sip complimentary hot chocolate; then head inside for an art-making activity in the Ryan Learning Center.

And since this is the first Friday of our extended hours, you can literally spend the whole day with us!

Wreathing of the Lions at the Art Institute

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  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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