The City of Chicago’s 106th annual Christmas tree lighting is Friday night, November 22, 2019 in Millennium Park at 6:00 pm.
WHERE: Millennium Park’s Wrigley Square, Michigan Ave. & Randolph St.
The program will feature Grammy® Award-winning artist Jonathan Butler who grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and recently released his second Christmas album, Christmas Together. Also performing will be Cielito Lindo, a modern Latino Mariachi made up of the 9-member Lucero family. Performing the traditional music of Mexico, these 4th generation musicians are passionate about inspiring families to enjoy music, culture and creativity together. Following, rag doll Eleanor and the elves from Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish – The Musical will show off their wrapping and “rapping.” The music performances will be followed by a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Chicago’s 106th Christmas Tree has been donated by Gene Nelson and his family. The 55 Foot Blue Spruce from Elgin, Illinois was selected from more than 40 submissions received by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Visit Millennium Park’s ice rink and the Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon and the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza.
Last year, there was also a Millennium Park Art Market with School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago and After School Matters.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com