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The city is accepting nominations for this year’s official Millennium Park Christmas tree through October 23, according to an announcement today from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

Norway Spruce and Fir Trees located within 50 miles of the Loop and standing 45 feet or taller will be considered.

To qualify, nominations must include:

  • the owner(s) of the tree's name, address, phone and email;

  • a brief description of why the tree should be Chicago’s official Christmas Tree including any background information on the tree that makes it special; and

  • two or more photographs of the tree (including one from afar and one up close).

Nominations should be sent to The winner will be celebrated as Chicago’s 107th Christmas Tree and placed near the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Washington St.

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About Millennium Park

Millennium Park is open daily, 8am to 9pm, including the Great Lawn area with social distancing circles. Visitors are required to practice physical distancing and wear face coverings. Visit to plan your visit - including where to enter/exit the park and which facilities are open. For information about Millennium Park, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@Millennium Park).

Millennium Park holiday programs are produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and presented by Powering Chicago IBEW 134/NECA, with support from the Millennium Park Foundation and Chicago Transit Authority.  

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