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Chicago's 2018 Christmas Tree To Be Lit Friday For Holiday Season

Spectators can check out the festive tree in Millennium Park through Jan. 6

November 16, 2018 - 10:35 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The city will be rockin' in a winter wonderland starting on Friday.

The City of Chicago will light the 2018 Christmas tree in Millennium Park on Friday around 6 p.m.  

The city's 105th tree is a 48-year-old, 60-foot-tall, 8,200-pound Norway spruce from the Orth Family in Elmhurst, Illinois. According to Cultural Affairs and Special Events Deputy Commissioner Erin Harkey, the tree was among 79 offered to the city this year.

The free, tree lighting ceremony will feature performances Miguel Cervantes from "Hamilton" and Disney Channel star Cozi Zuehlsdorf. Guests can also expect music, an appearance from the mayor and more before the switch is flipped.

The Orth family and some of their neighbors will join Santa Claus to light the tree.

Spectators can check out the festive tree near Washington Street and Michigan Avenue through Sunday, Jan. 6.