Wednesday, November 02, 2016
The 103rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (Chicago,IL)
Chicago’s Christmas Tree is being donated by the Scholla family of Wauconda, Illinois. The 69-foot Norway Spruce was selected out of 129 submissions received by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Bill Scholla, who nominated the tree, grew up on the North side of Chicago and now lives in Wauconda with his wife Margie. The Scholla family will join Santa Claus and other guests to light the tree at the annual ceremony on November 18 at 6 p.m. in Millennium Park.
The 103rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is on Friday, November 18, in Millennium Park (Washington St. and Michigan Ave.). The FREE event begins at 6 p.m. with performances headlined by STOMP, cast members from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical, and more. The tree will be lit at approximately 6:30 p.m.
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