Chicago Kicks-off Holiday Season

Compiled by Ashmar Mandou

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsCity of Chicago Christmas Tree
Chicago’s “official” Christmas tree in Millennium Park will shine brightly near the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Washington St. from November 18 through January 9. The 109th City of Chicago Christmas Tree is a 55-foot Colorado Blue Spruce, donated by the Glisovic family of Morton Grove. The tree lighting ceremony will take place on November 18th at 6p.m.

Emceed by Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues of NBC Chicago

(subject to change)

• 5pm  –  Pre-Show: DJ and Cabaret ZaZou

• 5:45pm  –  Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring Son Monarcas, Broadway In Chicago: Wicked’s Lissa deGuzman “Elphaba” and Jennafer Newberry “Glinda” singing “For Good”, Jumaane Taylor and Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Stone Soup Rhythms; and special guests Dreezy Claus and Sister Claus.

• 6:25pm  –  Fireworks

• 6:30-7pm  –  Adia – Electric Violinist and DJ

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The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
The 31st annual Wintrust Magnificent Mile Lights Festival kicks off the 2022 holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 19 with a day of free, family-friendly activities. The celebration begins at 11a.m. with activities in Lights Festival Lane, including a visit with Santa Claus, and culminates in a Saturday evening tree-lighting parade at 5:30p.m. down North Michigan Ave led by Grand Marshals Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World Resort.

Christkindlmarket Chicago
Christkindlmarket Chicago is the most authentic traditional holiday market of its kind outside of Europe that takes place annually at Daley Plaza. It offers unique shopping experience and lots of fun family-friendly activities. The Christkindlmarket opens November 18th through December 24th. For more information, visit

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Zoolights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ
The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most wonderful event of the year! Celebrate the holidays with ZooLights Presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ. This festive, one-of-a-kind holiday experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. Zoolights begins November 19 and runs through January 1st. For hours, tickets, or general information, visit

Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Along
The Millennium Park Holiday Sing-Along will invite Chicagoans and visitors to sing out and celebrate Chicago’s diverse holiday traditions at 6pm on Fridays between November 25 and December 16. The Holiday Sing-Along is made possible by the generous support of the Millennium Park Foundation and Pritzker Foundation.

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