LOGAN SQUARE — This year’s Millennium Park Christmas tree doesn’t have to travel far: A Logan Square neighbor is donating it.
The Benavides family, of Logan Square, has donated a 51-foot blue spruce from their Logan Square yard to be decorated and lit up during the holidays in Millennium Park, according to a Mayor’s Office news release. It’s part of an annual tradition.
The tree is being removed Friday morning, and it will be delivered Downtown on Monday morning.
The city’s tree-lighting ceremony — which was canceled last year due to the pandemic but is coming back — will be held 6 p.m. Nov. 19. The ceremony will have fireworks, a concert from Brian McKnight and more. There will be concessions and multiple areas from which to view the tree.
This is the 108th city of Chicago Christmas tree in Millennium Park, according to the Mayor’s Office. It’ll be put up on Michigan Avenue near Washington Street through Jan. 9.
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