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Chicago's Christmas Tree Will Light up This Weekend

Chicago's annual Christmas tree lighting in Millennium Park is back — and this year, it's in person.

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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

The city plans to plant 10 new trees in the community in 2022 in its place.

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