The holiday season fills Chicago with sparkling lights, festive decor and plenty of show-stopping Christmas trees. With Christmas a few days away, it’s time to soak up the festivities! From skating at Maggie Daley Park, enjoying a day of adventurous ice tubing at winter wonderland, to cozying up on a heated rooftop igloos, or spending time at holiday pop-ups, Chicago really comes alive during the holidays! Cheers! Keep reading for a round up of the merriest Christmas trees in the city!
The City of Chicago’s 109th Christmas Tree is back at Millennium Park! The iconic Christmas tree stays a-light until the new year, filling the area with joy and cheer. Known to locals and tourists alike as one of the most stunning city displays, the towering tree is adorned with colorful twinkling lights and a bright shining star.
Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
Macy’s Walnut Room has become synonymous with the holidays over the years with a towering 45-foot Great Tree. The holiday setup changes every year but is always a bright spot during the season. The historic restaurant brings all the holiday cheer with an incredible setup, infusing the entire space with an unbeatable magic.
Address: 111 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602
Delight in the spectacle of light at Christmas around the world! The annual tradition shows off over 50 Christmas trees, highlighting a variety of countries and cultures around the world. Now in its 80th year, this spectacle offers museum-goers insight into customs celebrated by people around the globe
The trees are always decorated by volunteers, showcasing global traditions, including the main centerpiece: a towering four-story Grand Tree!
Address: 5700 S Dusable Lk Shr Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
4. The 900 Shops
Get your shopping in at this luxurious center– and appreciate the dazzling Christmas tree, which is hard to miss at the center of the building! Standing tall at seven stories high, the sparkling holiday symbol brings an extra cheerful element to the season.
Address: 900 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
5. Chicago Union Station
Feel like the star of a movie at the gorgeous train station. Whether you choose to get whisked away to another location or just go to marvel at the towering Christmas tree, odds are you’ll love spending a few moments at the Art Deco inspired building!
Address: 225 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60606
6. The Water Tower
Head over to the famous Chicago Water Tower to see another cheerful Christmas tree this holiday season. Stationed at the historic landmark, which was one of the only buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the festive seasons holly still decorates this well known spot.
Address: 806 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
7. The Wrigley Building
If you’ve already seen the Magnificent Mile tree, you don’t have to venture far to see another magnificent Christmas tree right across the street! Set up outside the skyscraper, the equally as sparkly and festive tree deserves all the attention!
Address: 400-410 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
If you’ve already checked the spectacular sights off your list, there are still so many other Christmas tress to be found across the city. Keep reading for a full list:
- The Palmer House, 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
- The Peninsula Chicago, 108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
- Waldorf Historia Chicago, 11 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611
- The Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
- Bloomingdales, 900 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
- Hotel Julian Chicago, 168 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
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