Daley Plaza Christmas tree headed to Chicago from Elgin
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The City of Chicago announced that the Atkinson Family tree from northwest suburban Elgin has been selected to serve as this year’s official Christmas tree in Daley Plaza.
The 57-foot Colorado blue spruce will be lit at the 101st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 25. The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. with live performances by Dee Snider, Hansel and Gretel and The Grinch, followed by the lighting ceremony at 5 p.m.
The Atkinson’s tree had been a runner-up for the past three years in the annual competition.“My friends and family are looking forward to celebrating in Chicago. I’m ready to flip the switch!,” said owner Donna Atkinson in a statement.
The tree will be cut down on Thursday and delivered to Daley Plaza (Washington and Dearborn) after 7 p.m. Friday.
The decorated tree will be on display Nov. 25, 2014 through Jan. 6, 2015. Follow @MiriamDiNunzio