City of Chicago Christmas Tree

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City of Chicago Christmas Tree
Photograph: Patrick L. Pyszka

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Every year, Chicago's front lawn (er, Millennium Park) is adorned with an epic Christmas tree that remains on display until the beginning of the new year. The larger-than-life attraction is festooned with twinkling lights and crowned with an illuminated star—and it's not too far of a walk from Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza. Spectators can check out the festive tree near Washington Street and Michigan Avenue through Sunday, January 6, 2020.

To see the tree's big debut, head to Millennium Park at 6pm on Friday, November 22, when the city hosts a lighting ceremony headined by Grammy award-winning South African singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler. The evening will also include performances from mariachi group Cielito Lindo and the cast of Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish - The Musical, as well as appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus (the mayor usually shows up, too).


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