Chicago area celebrates holiday traditions

December 11, 2009 (CHICAGO) Aztec dancing was part of an evening of festivities that will continue past midnight.

This is the 478th anniversary of the day that the Virgin Mary is said to have visited an Aztec native who converted to Catholicism.

In Libertyville, others lighted a nine-foot-tall menorah on the first night of Hanukkah.

It was put up by 14-year-old Olivia Simmons as part of a project that celebrates Jewish heritage.

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