5 Things to Do: November 20-22

This weekend is all about holiday favorites, including The Museum of Science and Industry’s Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light, Christkindlmarket and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. You can also get some holiday shopping done at the Woman’s Club of Evanston’s Cornucopia.

Plus, don’t miss Citadel Theatre’s latest production, “Oliver!”

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light

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Photo by J.B. Spector, photographer at The Museum of Science and Industry.

Through Jan. 3
Chicago

Now in its 74th year, this annual MSI exhibit opens Thursday and will feature song and dance performances from Chicago area groups every weekend through Dec. 20, as well as Dec. 22-23.

‘Oliver!’

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Opens Nov. 20
Lake Forest

Citadel Theatre’s production of “Oliver!” opens this weekend and runs through Dec. 20. (Citadel Theatre is one of 17 organizations that have come together to create LFLB ArtsLink. Learn more about each member and events they’re hosting here.)

Cornucopia Holiday Gift Show 2015

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Nov. 20-22
Evanston

The Woman’s Club of Evanston has hosted this event for more than 20 years. Shop apparel and accessories, home goods, food and more from nearly 60 artisans.

Christkindlmarket Chicago

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Photo by Timmy Samuels.

Opens Nov. 20
Chicago

The city’s largest open-air Christmas festival is back! Shop for loved ones (or yourself!) and dine on seasonal treats.

The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

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Photo by Stan Golovchuk.

Nov. 21
Chicago

The largest evening holiday celebration in the country returns this weekend with family activities, live music, a parade down Michigan Avenue marshaled by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, fireworks and shopping.

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