The holiday spirit will be well-represented at Chicago’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 25 in Daley Plaza (Washington and Dearborn).
Dee Snider, starring in “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” (at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place), the Grinch, starring in “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” (at the Chicago Theatre), and Santa Claus (coming soon to a chimney near you) will be on hand for the 101st annual holiday event.
Also on-hand for the ceremonial lighting will be Mayor Emanuel and the tree’s donors (the winning donors will be announced on Nov. 5).
In addition, Snider will perform a medley from his world premiere musical (running through Jan. 4) while the Grinch (Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley, whose show runs through Nov. 29) will provide color commentary. “Hansel” and “Gretel,” from Emerald City Theatre’s “Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat,” will perform a song from the classic story reimagined as a family rock musical (mornings at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place Nov. 22-Jan 4).
For more information, and details on all the holiday festivities at Daley Plaza, visit cityofchicago.org/dcase