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108th City of Chicago Christmas tree coming from Logan Square

Posted  3 years ago  in  Fun for Free, Family Friendly, Things to Do

1 MIN READ - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the local family who donated the 108th Annual City of Chicago Christmas Tree: the Benavides family of Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood — and the emcees for this year’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 19: Tonya Francisco and Amy Rutledge, co-hosts of the new “Daytime Chicago” on WGN-TV.

This year’s event, presented by Powering Chicago with leadership support from the Millennium Park Foundation, has been expanded and reimagined to provide more space and opportunities for guests to participate — including multiple viewing locations with screens and concessions across the Park and a main stage on the Great Lawn with the traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony starting at 6pm followed by fireworks and (new in 2021) a special concert from 6:35–7:45pm headlined by singer-songwriter Brian McKnight.

Other holiday activities in Millennium Park include the 20th anniversary season of skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink opening November 19 (weather permitting), the return of the Millennium Park Art Market from November 19–21 and the new Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Along (previously “Caroling at Cloud Gate”) on Fridays, November 26 – December 17 and Sunday, December 12. The Park is open daily, 8am–9pm. Plan even more holiday fun at LoopChicago.com/Holidays.

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