The beloved Chicago holiday tradition of lighting the Christmas tree that towers over Millennium Park will kick off on November 17, 2023. This live event will fill Millenium Park with music, fireworks and thousands of twinkling lights.
A 55-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce was selected for this year’s Christmas tree, making it the 110th City of Chicago Christmas tree. The tree lighting ceremony will unfold with a pre-show at 5 p.m., featuring performances from local singers and dancers.
Irika Sargent and Joe Donlon of CBS channel 2 will emcee the event. The lighting of the tree will start at approximately 6:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks display. .Arrive early from the South Promenade on Monroe Street for the best views.
Millennium Park Tree Lighting Ceremony
Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue at Washington Street
November 17, 2023, 5- 7 pm