Chicago accepting nominations for Millennium Park Christmas tree

(Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - The City of Chicago announced Sunday that it’s accepting nominations for the Millennium Park Christmas tree.

The city is accepting nominations for it’s official Christmas tree until Oct. 20, according to a statement from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

All nominations must be located less than 100 miles from the Loop, at least 55 feet tall and preferably a spruce or fir tree. Pine trees are ineligible, DCASE said.

Submissions must include the family’s name, address, phone number and email address, DCASE said. Photographs must be included too, one of the tree from afar and one up close. A brief explanation on why the tree should be Chicago’s official tree and any additional information that makes the tree special should be mentioned.

Nominations can be submitted via email at or by mail at Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, ATTN: Christmas Tree Contest, 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL. 60602. The selected tree will be announced in early November, DCASE said.

The family of the selected tree will be given the opportunity to light the tree at the 103rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 17, DCASE said.

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The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.