Inaugural Christmas tree lighting ceremony held at Navy Pier

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
The inaugural Navy Pier Christmas Tree lit up for the first time Wednesday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- People across the world are getting their Christmas trees ready and that includes Navy Pier.

Santa Claus was on hand for the inaugural tree lighting ceremony Wednesday night.

There was a performance from the cast of the Goodman Theater's "A Christmas Carol."

Navy Pier's annual "Winter Wonderfest" opens Friday.