Daley Tree Lights up Chicago

Before the lighting of the tree, crowds gathered at Daley Plaza to officially bring in the holiday season.

For the Spangler family from Western Springs, it will be a holiday season they will not forget.  They were the winners of a contest that the City of Chicago held to select the city’s holiday tree. From a field of thirty eight trees from Indiana and Illinois , three finalists were selected. The judges included the Brickman Group, the Chicago Sun Times and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.  The hosts of the ceremony were Windy City Live’s Valerie Warner and and Mike Caplan of WLS-TV  Other entertainment included the German all male choir , the Rheinischer Gesangverein , a performance from the cast of  “The Musical, A Christmas Story” ,  and the combined children’s choirs of Suzuki Orff School of Music and the Chicago Urban Children’s Choir.” The crowd was also treated with a visit from Santa Claus, as he took his place during the holiday season.  Finally, it came time for the Spanglers , and Mayor Emanuel and his family to join the hosts as they flipped the switch on the fifty five foot Christmas tree.

   The Spangler family were the winners of the city of Chicago ‘s Christmas Tree contest. Along with the mayor and his family, they flipped the switch to initiate the holiday season They include Klaudia, Don, Aidan and Hope. Here are some of the members of the family.

Mayor Emanuel and the Spanglers light up the Windy City with the spectacular tree.

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About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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