Magic of Christmas/Magiczne Swieta
Introduce your children to the old Polish Traditions of Christmas through song and dance. The Magic of Christmas festival is an annual event sponsored by the Copernicus Center to celebrate the Polish traditions of Christmas. The show includes modern and traditional music, theater and dance with over 100 performers, among them young actors, dancers and musicians from the theater workshops of Agata Paleczny’s “Little Stars”, song and dance ensemble “Polonia” and the Padarewski Symphony Orchestra and other Polish Dance and Theatrical groups!
The festivities are full of joy and emotion depicting the story of the first star, vigils and breaking of the polish wafer and the Nativity crèche among others. The festival also has a vibrant Christmas bazaar with treats for your holiday table, gifts, games and decorations. Delicious Polish foods and drinks such as mulled wine are served as well.
Enjoy the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Polish holiday. Children and their families will enjoy meeting and taking pictures with old St Nicholas in his traditional Polish garb. Come and join us this year for a truly magical Christmas celebration!
All of the proceeds from this event are donated by the Copernicus Foundation to the performing artists to keep our Polish heritage alive among Chicago’s youth.