City of Chicago Christmas Tree

November 16, 2018 - January 7, 2019

Millennium Park, Near Washington St. & Michigan Ave.

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
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Enjoy the glittering tree set among Chicago’s sparkling skyline and the iconic art and architecture of Millennium Park. Orth

The 105th City of Chicago Christmas Tree is a 60-foot Norway Spruce from Elmhurst, Illinois, donated by Deborah Orth and her family. It is 48 years old and weighs 8,200 pounds. The lights adorning the Tree are donated by IBEW Local 134 and the decor at its base is provided by the Millennium Park Foundation.



City of Chicago Christmas Tree LightingMiguel Cervantes (HAMILTON Company - HAMILTON -(c) Joan Marcus, 2016)

Friday, November 16, 6pm

Millennium Park's Wrigley Square, Michigan Ave. & Randolph St.

Enjoy the family fun, featuring hosted by Miguel Cervantes, who can now be seen as Alexander Hamilton in the Hamilton Chicago Company currently playing Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre. Special performances include actress, singer and songwriter Cozi Zuehlsdorff, cast members from 'Twas the Night Before Christmas., musicians from the Grant Park Music Festival...and a special appearance by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.




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Millennium Park

Admission is FREE

Welcome Center 9am-5pm

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312.742.1168

Plan Your Visit

Public Transportation
Take CTA to Millennium Park

  • From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
  • From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
  • Served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151 and 157.


Millennium Garages are located at Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

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