Chicago is looking for its next Christmas tree for the 2018 holiday season!
The tree will be lit during the 105th annual lighting ceremony on Nov. 16 right near the Millenium Park entrance at Michigan Avenue and Washington Street.
The winning tree donor will be able to flip the light switch on the tree!
Think you have the perfect tree in your yard?
Here are the requirements:
- At least 55-feet tall
- Within 100 miles of the Chicago Loop
- Should be a spruce or a fir tree. No pine trees will be accepted
- Entries are due Oct. 19.
- Applications should include the tree owner’s name, address, phone, email, and at least two photos of the tree.
- Submissions should also include a brief description of what makes the tree special and why the tree should be considered as the city’s official Christmas tree.
City crews will come out to the winner’s location and cut down the winning tree. The winner will be announced in early November.