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2013 Chicago Tree Lighting Tuesday To Include Fireworks

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A depiction of fireworks above the Daley Plaza tree lighting. (Credit: City Of Chicago)

A depiction of fireworks above the Daley Plaza tree lighting. (Credit: City Of Chicago)

CHICAGO (CBS) — The city will officially light its Christmas tree on Daley Plaza on Tuesday, but that’s only part of the show.

It’s the 100th time the city has lit a city tree.

To mark the anniversary, there will be a fireworks show.

The pyrotechnics will be launched on the roof of the City Hall/County Building overlooking Daley Plaza. (Just like in the photo illustration above).

For the past few years, Chicago has held a contest to select the city’s official tree. This year’s tree is a nearly 60-footer from South Holland.

The tree lighting/fireworks will happen precisely at 6 p.m.

Washington Street, between Dearborn and Clark will be closed for spectators.

The Christkindlmarket on surrounding the Picasso also opens on Tuesday.

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