It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, 2012 – Part 1

2012 Chicago Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year again.  Every year for the last decade we’ve chronicled the changing face of Chicago as it gets ready for the holidays.  Eid has already passed, so this year “the holidays” means Christmas and Hanukkah.

We’ll start — as we often do — with the arrival of the City of Chicago’s official Christmas tree in Daley Plaza.  It came in on Friday (November 2), donated by the Theiszmann family of northwest suburban Prospect Heights.  It’s a 64-foot-tall Colorado spruce.

The official lighting ceremony will take place Tuesday, November 20th.


Author: Editor

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