City of Chicago Christmas Tree

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City of Chicago Christmas Tree
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Every year, Chicago's front lawn (er, Millennium Park) is adorned with an epic Christmas tree—this time, it's a 45-foot blue spruce from a Morgan Park family—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. Spectators can check out the festive tree near Washington Street and Michigan Avenue through Sunday, January 7, 2021.

You won't be able to watch the tree-lighting ceremony in person this year, but Chicagoans are invited to tune in to watch the tradition online starting at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 19. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her wife will give a holiday greeting before a concert of seasonal music from the Chicago Children's Choir, Sones de México Ensemble and more. 

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