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Posted on October 24, 2016 at 2:40 PM


Enjoy this holiday tradition, a glittering tree set among Chicago’s sparkling skyline and the iconic art of Millennium Park.

The City of Chicago is proud to present the 104th Anniversary of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 17.  Chicago’s 104th Christmas Tree was donated by Darlene Dorfler of Grayslake, Illinois. The 62-foot Norway Spruce was selected out of 71 submissions received by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.  


The ceremony will be emceed by WGN TV's Demetrius Ivory and Erin Ivory along with a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.


The Tree Lighting ceremony begins at 6pm with holiday music featuring Cast members from Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, The rising country music trio comprised of sisters Emma and Maddie Slute and Dawson Anderson and Oakdale Christian Academy ChoirOakdale Christian Academy Choir will perform inspirational holiday music.

Admission to the Tree Lighting Ceremony and all other holiday activities in Millennium Park is free and will remain up until Saturday, January 6, 2018.

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