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Chicago Downtown 2018 105th Annual Christmas tree lights up

Daniela Gonazlez

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November 16th is going be the unveiling/lighting of Chicago’s 105th Annual Christmas tree.

A 60-foot and 8,000 pounds Norway Spruce was donated by Deborah Orth and her family from west suburban Elmhurst. The Orth family’s tree was chosen out of 79 submissions received by Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Now the city’s tree is displayed at Millennium Park with amazing and outstanding lights. The Christmas tree would be lighted until November 16th to January 6th. 

“This was the first year I ever came to this event and I had such an amazing time!” said Karen Cogan. 

About 1,000 people came to the event to see the 105th annual Christmas tree. There was Santa Claus, amazing fireworks and star Miguel Cervantes singed in the event.  

“The lights were so beautiful I would definitely go again next year,” said Christian Cruz.  

Millennium Park’s ice rink and the Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon opened on the same day of the event, which became more packed and crowded. 

“I honestly did not enjoy it because it’s really cold and its super pack. I expected to have more things such as food or something else,” said Sebastian Gonzalez.

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Chicago Downtown 2018 105th Annual Christmas tree lights up