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Chicago goes all out for the holidays! Join us to hear about the city’s holiday traditions and the way its iconic architecture gets decorated for the holidays, from the windows at Macy’s on State to the Art Institute of Chicago lions.

$8 public
Free for CAC members
FREE for students
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

This program will be hosted on Zoom. Approximately 3 hours before the start of the program, you will receive a link directly from Zoom with details about how to access and view it.

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Enjoy stories about Chicago’s holiday traditions—past and present—that have been enriched by both architecture and the diverse traditions of the city’s residents.

Program Speaker: Barbara Breakstone

Barbara Breakstone

Barbara Breakstone has been a CAC docent since 2012 and leads several different tours. Her interest in becoming a docent was spurred years ago while giving downtown walking tours to her daughter’s 1st and 2nd grade classes. Barbara’s “working” career ranged from librarian to accountant, in many different settings.

Program Speaker: Leslie Clark Lewis

Leslie Clark Lewis

Leslie Clark Lewis has been a CAC docent for more than 10 years. She is tour director for Historic Treasures of Chicago’s Golden Age, which features some of Chicago’s most iconic historic buildings. Before becoming a docent, Leslie worked for 25 years in marketing and communications. The first thing she did after retiring was apply to become a CAC docent.

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