Chicago events look ahead to Christmas

November 26, 2011 5:02:02 PM PST
Three events in Chicago Saturday helped kick off the Christmas season.

The nativity in Daley Plaza was dedicated. It has been a tradition since 1985. A group of volunteers knowns as the God Squad erect the stable and install the lighting each year. Some children in attendance were asked to place a baby Jesus in the manger.

More than 200 deserving families received free christmas trees to brighten their holidays.

The pastor of New Life Covenant Ministries in Humboldt Park said his church wanted to do something different.

In addition to a tree, each family received a stand, lights and ornaments.

And dozens of people took part in the Chicago Motorcycle Parade.

All the riders collected toys. Today they rode from 103rd and Cottage Grove to deliver those items to Kennedy King College.

The toys will be distributed to Larabida Children's Hospital, Children's Memorial Hospital and many homeless shelters.

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