Chicago Picks Official Christmas Tree For 2017

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 62-foot Norway Spruce tree in Grayslake has been chosen as Chicago’s official Christmas tree for its annual holiday display at Millennium Park.

The city chose the Dorfler family’s tree from among 71 submissions for the annual Christmas tree contest.

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The Dorfler family’s 62-foot Norway Spruce tree in Grayslake will be cut down and moved to Millennium Park to be Chicago’s official Christmas tree for 2017. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City crews will cut the tree down Thursday morning, and deliver it to Millennium Park on Friday night.

The tree will be lit two weeks later at the Millennium Park ice rink near The Bean.

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