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New Date For Tree Lighting Ceremony
Prospect Heights Tree Picked to Serve as Chicago’s 99th Christmas Tree
The City of Chicago and UL are proud to present the 99th Annual Christmas Tree
Lighting Ceremony on Daley Plaza, Tuesday, November 20 (NEW DATE) beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Theiszman family of Prospect Heights, Illinois, is donating this year’s tree and will have the opportunity to light the tree with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to usher in the holiday season in Chicago.
During the summer and early fall, residents submitted their trees to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. With the assistance of The Brickman Group (landscaping/tree professionals), the 64-foot Colorado Spruce from Prospect Heights was chosen and will be cut down on Thursday, November 1 and delivered to Daley Plaza the evening of November 2.
Mayor Emanuel and the Theiszman family will be joined by Santa Claus and emcees for the ceremony, Dean Richards of WGN TV and Angelica Antondo of Univision News Chicago to light the tree on Tuesday, November 20. The ceremony will begin with a musical program at 4:30 p.m.
The ceremony will include a special performance by the cast of the Goodman Theater’s 35th Anniversary of The Christmas Carol. Also performing select holiday songs is the recently formed group of male vocalists, Gentleman’s Rule. The holiday season will officially commence at 5:00 p.m., when the switch is flipped and the lights begin to sparkle!
The 99th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is presented by the City of Chicago and UL. Admission is free. For more information please visit www.cityofchicago.org/DCASE or call (312) 744-3316.