Seattle’s Festival of the Lights began this weekend at the Children’s museum. The Festival goes through January of 2012 and explores many holiday traditions including Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah, Santa Lucia, Kwanzaa, & Chinese New Year Celebration.
Festivals of Light | An Exploration of Festivals from Around the Globe
Nov 25, 2011 – Jan 5, 2012
Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Seattle Children’s Museum
305 Harrison Street | More info/tickets: thechildrensmuseum.org
Festivals of Light is an interactive exhibit designed to explore a variety of winter celebrations through the lens of a typical family celebration. Each week, the exhibit allows children to walk into the dwelling of a family celebrating a festival, including their kitchen and living room, a family craft table and a reading space.
Seattle Festivals Of Light Schedule:
- Nov 25 – Dec 1, 2011: Exploring Diwali
- Dec 2 – 8, 2011: Exploring Hanukkah
- Dec 9 – 15, 2011: Exploring Santa Lucia
- Dec 16 – 22, 2011: Exploring Christmas Around the World
- Dec 23- 29, 2011: Exploring Kwanzaa
- Dec 30, 2011 – Jan 5, 2012: Exploring the Chinese New Year Celebration
Rotating through the many winter celebrations, the Museum ask our families to help select the explorations each year. The Children’s Museum, Seattle offers our Festivals of Light exhibit each year to provide children and their families the opportunity to explore a variety of celebrations and festivals that take place in the winter months.
Each year, the Museum adds a new celebration to explore based on voting by our members. Understanding the winter traditions and celebrations are numerous, the Museum hopes to provide opportunities for families to explore traditions different from their own and find similarities and differences in traditions.