Some holiday cheer is coming to Millennium Park this weekend with the 108th annual City of Chicago Christmas Tree lighting.
The Christmas tree lighting will take place take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Washington Street, with in-person holiday performances running through 7:45 p.m.
Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events said the tree lighting will include multiple viewing screens to allow for increased social distancing.
The 2021 Christmas tree, a 51-foot blue spruce from the city’s Logan Square neighborhood, belongs to the Benavides family. It was cut down earlier this month, and will remain on display through Jan. 9
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The city plans to plant 10 new trees in the community in 2022 in its place.
More 2021 Holiday Events at Millennium Park
- Millennium Park's McCormick Tribune Ice Rink opens Nov. 19 through Mar. 6. Admission is free. Rental skate prices and times vary.
- The Millennium Park Art Market opens Nov. 19 through Nov. 21. Admission is free.
- Millennium Park Pop-Up Performances near Cloud Gate Plaza run Nov. 20 through Dec. 18
- The Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Along (formerly known as “Caroling at Cloud Gate") will take place on Fridays from Nov. 26 to Dec. 17.