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America's Tallest Christmas Trees

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Eliina Viele Pritzker

From Washington State to Washington, D.C., these towering trees help make winter festive.

Daley Plaza Christmas Tree, Chicago

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Height: 70 feet

On the day before Thanksgiving, the Windy City will perform its 97th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, a longstanding tradition that draws huge crowds to Daley Plaza in the downtown Loop district. Chicago’s tree traditionally exceeds 60 feet, but this year’s 70-footer is “very big for us,” as one city spokesperson put it. The tree is surrounded at ground level by a “Christkindlmarket”—inspired by the famous 16th-century Nuremberg Christmas market.

See our event listing on this tree-lighting ceremony.

America's Tallest Christmas Trees

Daley Plaza Christmas Tree, Chicago

Height: 70 feet

On the day before Thanksgiving, the Windy City will perform its 97th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, a longstanding tradition that draws huge crowds to Daley Plaza in the downtown Loop district. Chicago’s tree traditionally exceeds 60 feet, but this year’s 70-footer is “very big for us,” as one city spokesperson put it. The tree is surrounded at ground level by a “Christkindlmarket”—inspired by the famous 16th-century Nuremberg Christmas market.

See our event listing on this tree-lighting ceremony.

Eliina Viele Pritzker
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