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’Tis the Season: Holidays at MIM is also occurring on Saturday, December 19.
Celebrate musical traditions from around the world at MIM with festive performances, talks, and holiday-themed activities.
To support social distancing, we are limiting the number of guests at each activity. Visit Guest Service on the day of the event to check availability; participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Holiday Craft: Sleigh Bells
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
South El Río
Create the sounds of the season with your own craft sleigh bells. Stop by and pick up a free craft kit to assemble at MIM or at home.
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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“Apollonia” Orchestrion Demonstration
Mechanical Music Gallery
Stop by the Mechanical Music Gallery as MIM’s “Apollonia” orchestrion dance organ plays popular holiday tunes.
Mini Gallery Talk | Klezmer Music: Tradition and Celebration
11:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
United States / Canada Gallery
Join MIM curators Richard Walter or David Wegehaupt at the Klezmer exhibit in the United States / Canada Gallery for a brief discussion of the history, revival, and evolution of klezmer music, and the many settings where this evocative music is performed.
Kwanzaa Holiday Performance
11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Experience a 30-minute Kwanzaa cultural celebration as musicians from Sankofa-Island Magic share the traditions of the first fruits of harvest and the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa through music, song, and movement.
Holiday Spotlight: Reed Trio
MIM Music Theater
Join Phoenix’s premier Reed Trio, the Paradise Winds, as they perform delightful Christmas and Hanukkah favorites.
Pop-Up Performance: Harp Holiday Music
Enjoy a 15-minute set of traditional holiday songs as harp sounds fill the museum’s main corridor.
’Tis the season to save 20% on most items in the Museum Store and online.* Shop for gifts from around the world, including ornaments, holiday décor, and musical instruments for all ages. Every purchase benefits MIM and its programs.
*This special discount cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts, and final-sale merchandise is excluded. For more information, please contact the Museum Store at 480.478.6002. Curbside pickup is available for online and phone orders. Use code Holiday to save 20% at the MIM Store Online.