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Chicago's official Christmas tree cut down

November 4, 2010 8:56:56 AM PDT
Landscapers took down the 70-foot blue spruce Thursday and are preparing to move it to Daley Plaza on Friday.

The giant tree stood for nearly 75 years on the soon-to-be-developed property owned by the John Colomer Family, in northwest suburban McHenry. The tree was one of three finalists narrowed down from more than 70 candidates during a citywide vote.

The tree will arrive and be placed at Daley Plaza on Friday night. 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.

Event Details:
When: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Where: Daley Plaza, Washington St. & Dearborn St., Chicago 60602
Hours: Music begins at 4:30 p.m., tree will be lit at 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
For more information, visit www.explorechicago.us/specialevents.


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