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Chicago's Official Christmas Tree Heads to Millennium Park on Monday

The official Christmas tree of Chicago heads to Millennium Park on Monday:

Chicago's official Christmas tree is set to be delivered Monday morning to Millennium Park.

For the first time, Chicago's official Christmas tree comes from the City of Chicago.

This year's tree is a 45-foot spruce from the Morgan Park neighborhood donated by Catherine Townsend, a retired CPS teacher. The tree was selected from nearly 50 nominations.

Proud owner, and avid gardener Townsend was overjoyed. After a little push from her daughter, they submitted her blue spruce, planted in 1985, to be considered in the quest to find Chicago's next Christmas tree to display in Millennium Park.

ABC goes on to say:

The official Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will not be open to the public this year. Instead, there will be a virtual holiday program at YouTube.com/ChicagoDCASE at 6:30 p.m. on November 19.

The tree will then continue to stand at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Washington Street until January 7.

I don't know about you, but I'm READY for the holidays this year.


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