The search for Chicago’s official Christmas tree is on!
The tree must meet these requirements:
- be at least 55 feet tall
- be a spruce or fir tree, not a pine.
- be located less than 100 miles from the Loop.
If you’ve got a tree you think could qualify, email it to DCASE@cityofchicago.org or by mail to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, ATTN: Christmas Tree Contest, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL. 60602 (must be received by Oct. 21).
The tree becomes a city staple for the holiday season and is part of a tree lighting ceremony in Millennium Park!
Winners are announced in November.