Chicago voted and Daley Plaza has a winner!

October 26, 2010 11:01:30 AM PDT
Residents select winning Christmas tree to be lit downtown for the holiday season.

A 70-foot blue spruce from northwest suburban McHenry will adorn Chicago's Daley Plaza as the city's official Christmas tree. The tree was one of three finalists whittled down from more than 70 candidates. Voters made the final decision by picking their favorite.

The giant tree currently sits in a soon-to-be developed lot and was submitted by John Colomer.

"A tree that has had such a long life and whose beauty has long been admired by so many in the community deserves to be recognized and be chosen as the 2010 City of Chicago Christmas Tree," said Colomer in his submission.

The tree will be cut down and moved to Daley Plaza on Friday, November 5. The Colomer Family will help Mayor Richard M. Daley flip the switch during the 97th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Daley Plaza on November 24 at 5 p.m. Musical performances will kick off the event at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.explorechicago.us/specialevents.

Event Details:
When: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Where: Daley Plaza, Washington St. & Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60602
Hours: Music begins at 4:30 p.m., tree will be lit at 5 p.m.
Admission: Free


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