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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.
Admission to the Tree Lighting Ceremony and all other holiday activities in Millennium Park is free.
The Christmas Tree will remain up until Monday, January 1, 2018.
The City of Chicago is accepting tree nominations through October 20!
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 104th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
All trees nominated must meet the following criteria:
Trees that do not meet the criteria will not be considered.
Trees can be submitted via email to email@example.com 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 20).
Please include: The owner(s) name, address, phone and email; at least two photographs (one from afar and one up close); and a brief description of why the tree should be Chicago’s official Christmas Tree including any background information on the tree that makes it special.
The tree selected to be Chicago’s Christmas Tree will be announced in early November.