Chicago Christmas tree: City taking nominations for official holiday tree to be featured at Millennium Park

Chicago Christmas tree: City taking nominations for official holiday tree to be featured at Millennium Park

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:46PM

CHICAGO (TOC) — Christmas remains to be greater than three months away however the seek for Chicago’s official vacation tree begins at this time.

The 109th Annual Christmas Tree will return to Millennium Park because the centerpiece of a full slate of vacation programming, the town introduced Thursday.

From now by October 7, the town is taking nominations.

The successful tree will go up in Millennium Park, the place the lighting ceremony is about for November 18 and can stay illuminated till Janurary 8.

All nominated bushes should meet the next standards:

Be not less than 45 toes or taller;Be positioned lower than 50 miles from Chicago’s Loop;AND ideally, be a Norway Spruce or Fir Tree. (Pine bushes are ineligible as they don’t seem to be sturdy sufficient.)

Timber that don’t meet these standards is not going to be thought-about, metropolis officers mentioned.

Sumbissions ought to embody:

Proprietor(s) identify, handle, cellphone quantity and e-mail;A quick description of why the tree ought to be Chicago’s official Christmas Tree together with any background data on the tree that makes it particular; andAt least two pictures (one from afar and one up shut).

You may submit your nominations at [email protected]

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