The Christmas Tree Exhibition
For many years now, the Museum's Volunteer Association invites various groups and associations from different cultural communities to decorate the traditional Christmas tree according to their customs. Europeans long attributed magical, almost divine powers to trees that do not lose their foliage in winter. In Sweden and Lithuania, trees were traditionally decorated with ornaments woven out of straw. In Mexico, straw figurines and ornaments were adorned with red and green wool, while in North America, cranberries and popcorn were strung together to create festive garlands. Perhaps the trees on display will give you some ideas for your own Christmas decorations!
More than thirty-five Christmas trees are exhibited to enchant children and set adults dreaming of Christmases past.
· Lobby and Hall of Mirrors, Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion
· Free Admission
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