"Holidays Around the World" | Courtesy of Frazier History Museum
“Holidays Around the World” | Courtesy of Frazier History Museum

Sprinkled throughout the Frazier History Museum are 20 elaborately decorated Christmas trees that depict holiday traditions from different countries and cultures. Earlier this week, local volunteers from multiple international organizations decorated each tree with lights and other items that relate to each country.

Included in the exhibit, titled “Holidays Around the World,” are nods to Argentina, China, Equador, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Russia, Scotland, United States and Vietnam. There’s also an “International Tree,” “Kwanzaa Tree” and a “Refugee Tree.”

The exhibit was created by Visionworks LLC.

Hopefully the Christmas trees will be more elaborate that this.
Hopefully the Christmas trees will be more elaborate that this.

“Holidays Around the World” is free with museum admission and will be on display through Jan. 3. So while you’re there checking out the recently opened “Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition and Kentucky” exhibit or gawking at Civil War weapons, you can get a little taste of how the rest of the world celebrates the holidays.

Throughout the next few weeks, various school choirs will provide holiday music to accompany the exhibit. The schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. — Chance School
  • Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. — St. Francis
  • Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. — Olmsted Academy
  • Monday, Dec. 14 at 11:15 a.m. — Bates Elementary
  • Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 1:15 p.m. — Ascension High School

Sara Havens
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