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Chicago’s 103rd Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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The City of Chicago is proud to present the 103rd Anniversary of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Millennium Park, Tuesday, November 22.

Admission to the Tree Lighting Ceremony and all other holiday activities in Millennium Park is free.




Tuesday, November 22, 2016




Live performances and music begin at 5:30pm; Tree will be lit at 6pm




Millennium Park
Near Michigan Ave. and Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60601








Every aspect of Millennium Park was designed to be fully accessible to all patrons. The following services are available:

  • Wheelchair loans in the Millennium Park Welcome Center, 201 E. Randolph Street
  • Integrated spaces for wheelchair seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities
  • Assistive listening devices at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sound Booth




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Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage (entrance on Columbus at Monroe or Randolph), Millennium Lakeside and Grant Park North.