CHICAGO (CBS) — Millennium Park brimmed with spectators gathered for Chicago’s Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Friday.
Viewers waited in anticipation as the city kicked off the holiday season by illuminating its 106th Christmas tree.READ MORE: Woman Stabbed Near CTA Green Line, Police ID Suspect In Stabbing Death Of Anat Kimchee
The tree, a 55-foot-tall blue spruce, was donated by an Elgin family earlier this month after they won the annual Christmas tree contest. The massive spruce is adorned with nearly 55,000 lights.READ MORE: 'It Is Sad': The United Center COVID Mass Vaccination Site Closes Thursday
Performances were also held at the lighting ceremony, including various musicians.MORE NEWS: Over 24,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The city’s tree will light up Millennium Park through Jan. 6.