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City of Chicago's 108th Christmas Tree

The official tree lighting returns in-person November 19.

November 19, 2021-January 9, 2022

Chicago’s “official” Christmas tree, the 108th Annual City of Chicago Christmas Tree in Millennium Park, will shine brightly near the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Washington Street.

Tree Lighting Ceremony Schedule (subject to change):

  • 5:30–6 p.m.: Pre-show with DJ Selah Say
  • 6 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring Mariachi Herencia de Mexico, the cast of Chicago Opera Theater performing an excerpt from “Becoming Santa Claus;” a youth dance ensemble from the Kenwood School of Ballet; and special guests Dreezy Claus and Sister Claus
  • 6:30 p.m.: Lighting and fireworks
  • 6:35–7:45 p.m.: Concert featuring DJ Selah Say; Cirque du Soleil performing an excerpt of ‘Twas the Night Before…;” Chicago Soul Spectacular performing a high-energy Soul Christmas medley; and singer-songwriter Brian McKnight
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