Holiday Spirit in Chicago

One of the neat things about living in a large urban city like Chicago is that the city and businesses helps put people in the holiday spirit with holiday decorations. While the trees may be missing it’s foliage in the colder winter months, they are often draped with holiday lights. Many businesses will also put up their own version of the Christmas tree adorned with different lights. The city has its own official Christmas tree that is usually chosen from a suburban family, chopped and trucked in for installation at Daley Plaza where the Picasso Statue resides and the Christkindle Market happens during the holiday.

Street Scape along the Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) with the infamous Water Tower in the background.

Street Scape along the Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) with the infamous Water Tower in the background.


Christmas tree at the Cultural Center which is used for city offices, art gallery and visitor's center.

Christmas tree at the Cultural Center which is used for city offices, art gallery and visitor’s center.

Holiday tree outside of the legondary Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team

Holiday tree outside of the legondary Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team

Colorful trees at the base of the Skydesk for Willis Tower.  Chicagoans still call it the Sear's Tower.

Colorful trees at the base of the Skydesk for Willis Tower. Chicagoans still call it the Sear’s Tower.

The official City Christmas Tree at Daley Plaza with Chriskindle Market

The official City Christmas Tree at Daley Plaza with Chriskindle Market

Trumpets and Holiday Story Windows outsides of Macy's on State.  Chicagoans still call it Marshall Fields

Trumpets and Holiday Story Windows outsides of Macy’s on State. Chicagoans still call it Marshall Fields

Trees at the ice skating rink at Millenium Park.

Trees at the ice skating rink at Millenium Park.

The holiday tree on the plaza shared by The Tribune Company and NBC Tower

The holiday tree on the plaza shared by The Tribune Company and NBC Tower

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