108th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting

Chicago’s “official” Christmas tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. during a ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. in Millennium Park. The tree stands near the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Washington St. and will remain through January 9. The Christmas Tree lighting ceremony has been expanded to provide more space and opportunities for guests to participate, including multiple viewing locations with screens and concessions across the Millennium Park and a main stage on the Great Lawn. The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be followed by fireworks and a special concert from 6:35–7:45 p.m. headlined by singer-songwriter Brian McKnight. There is the possibility for intermittent street closures on Michigan Ave and Washington Street. Please wear a mask indoors and whenever social distancing cannot be maintained. Learn more about the City’s response to COVID-19 and its vaccination efforts at chicago.gov/covid. For additional details, visit MillenniumPark.org.


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