Chicago has chosen its official Christmas tree for the holiday season and it's from Darien!
The city announced Friday that this year's tree, a 45-foot Colorado Blue Spruce, will come from Darien, Illinois. It was donated to the city by the De La Cruz family.
The tree will be cut down Friday morning and brought to Millennium Park on Monday morning. The tree will be decorated and light up for the season in a big ceremony on Nov. 17.
Among the requirements were:
- The tree must be at least 45 feet or taller
- The tree must be located less than 50 miles from Chicago's Loop
- Preferred Norway Spruce or Fir Tree. Pine trees are ineligible because they are not sturdy enough
The tree is expected to remain lit up in Millennium Park through early January.