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High Alert Christmas Tree Submissions

September 30, 2016

 

The City of Chicago is accepting tree nominations now through October 21!

The tree selected will serve as Chicago’s “official” Christmas Tree this holiday season and the family of the selected tree will get the opportunity to light the tree at the 103rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

 

All trees nominated must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 55 feet or taller;
  • Be located less than 100 miles from Chicago’s Loop; and
  • Preferably, be a Spruce or Fir Tree. Pine trees are ineligible, they are not sturdy enough.
  • Trees that do not meet the criteria will not be considered.

 

Trees can be submitted via email to dcase@cityofchicago.org or by mail to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, ATTN: Christmas Tree Contest, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, Ill. 60602 (must be received by October 21).

Please include: Your name, address, contact information, two photos of the tree and a brief description of why your tree should be Chicago’s Official Christmas Tree!

The tree selected to be Chicago’s Christmas Tree will be announced in early November.

 

Past Winning Trees

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 2009 Weivoda Tree - Palos Heights

2009 Weivoda Tree - Palos Heights

2010 Colomer Tree - McHenry, IL 

2010 Colomer Tree - McHenry, IL

 2011 - Spangler Tree - Western Springs, IL

2011 - Spangler Tree - Western Springs, IL 

2012 - Theiszmann Tree - Prospect Heights, IL

2012 - Theiszmann Tree - Prospect Heights, IL

  2013 Moore Tree (Lucy) - South Holland, IL

2013 Moore Tree (Lucy) - South Holland, IL

 2014 - Atkinson Tree - Elgin, IL

2014 - Atkinson Tree - Elgin, IL

 2015 - Voelker Tree - Northlake, IL

2015 - Voelker Tree - Northlake, IL