Chicago Christmas Tree Debuts Friday At Daley Plaza

By Haley BeMiller
|  Friday, Nov 8, 2013  |  Updated 10:30 AM CDT
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Chicago Christmas Tree Debuts Friday At Daley Plaza

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Chicago's Christmas tree makes its first appearance at Daley Plaza Friday night.

The city selected the Moore family tree from South Holland earlier this week. Mary May of the City of Chicago said the tree company cut down the tree Thursday and prepared it for transport. It is scheduled to arrive at Daley Plaza around 7 p.m. and will be secured on a tree stand once it gets there.

May said crews will begin decorating the tree Sunday. Approximately 29,000 lights and 300 decorations, including a star on top, will adorn the tree she said.

The Moore family is very excited to showcase their tree, May said. The daughters, Kirsten and Haley, even decided to name the tree Lucy, meaning "light."

The fully decorated tree will be revealed at the city's annual tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 26. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the highly anticipated event.

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