Christmas trees


As Christmas Tree Lots Start To Close, Workers Reflect On Season

Most of the smaller Christmas tree lots are closed by now. But WBBM’s Steve Miller found one on the North Side that’s in its final day – and as employees dismantled the lot, they reflected on Christmases past.


The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw arrives in Chicago with a load of Christmas trees. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Ship Loaded With Christmas Trees Arrives In Chicago

A U.S. Coast Guard ship loaded with more than 1,200 Michigan Christmas trees has arrived in downtown Chicago.


Tis The Season To Buy A Christmas Tree

Expert Offers Tips On Buying The Best Christmas Tree

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has tips on finding the perfect one.


The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw docks at Navy Pier to deliver hundreds of Christmas trees for needy families. (Credit: CBS)

Ship Delivers Hundreds Of Christmas Trees For Needy

Hundreds of volunteers unloaded 1,600 Christmas trees from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw at Navy Pier on Saturday. The trees will go to families who can’t afford one.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2012

Bengston Christmas Tree Farm in Peotone. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

How To Buy The Perfect Christmas Tree

The first weekend in December is coming up, and with much warmer temperatures expected, a lot of people will go hunting for their Christmas trees.


The Salvation Army center in Little Village helped provide 10 needy families with artificial Christmas trees this year. The families will also get Christmas meals on Christmas Day, as well as gifts for their children. The Salvation Army is providing the donations for hundreds of families across the Chicago area. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

Salvation Army Helping Brighten Holidays For Needy Families

Some needy Chicago families found reason for a little excitement Tuesday at a Salvation Army Center in the Little Village neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2012

The Museum of Science and Industry's "Christmas Around the World" exhibit this year includes a salute to the museum's Peanuts exhibit. (Credit: J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry)

Christmas Exhibit Opens At Museum Of Science And Industry

Christmastime is here at the Museum of Science and Industry.


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Many High-Rises Forbid Real Christmas Trees

If you live in a Chicago high-rise, you might have to toss out your Douglas fir and just resign yourself to making do with pine room spray.

WBBM Newsradio–12/23/2010

Christmas Tree Fire Hazard

Artificial Christmas Trees Can Be A Fire Hazard

An artificial tree for Christmas or a natural one? Which one is safest? Underwriters Laboratories Inc. recently found some pre-lit artificial trees can be as much as a fire hazard in your home, as a dry tree. As CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports, there are ways to keep your family safe.

CBS 2–12/21/2010

Christmas Tree Ship

Christmas Ship Delivers 1,200 Trees For Needy

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw is moored at Navy Pier, after disgorging more than 1,200 Christmas trees for needy Chicago families.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2010

A Man And Boy Shop For A Christmas Tree. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Internet Makes Christmas Tree Ordering Simple

If you’re trying to figure out when you’ll be able to get out to buy a fresh Christmas tree this year, a Chicago area-based company says you might want to think about ordering your tree from the Internet.