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Chicago’s First Snowfall Reminds Us: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

11/10/11 | by

The holidays... Don’t they just seem to begin earlier and earlier every year? And although it didn’t really accummulate, Chicago’s first snowfall of the year yesterday reminded us that Chi-Town is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

One of those glaring yuletide reminders sits on State Street. Macy’s Great Tree Lighting ceremony was held last weekend for the 104th year in a row. Style network stars Guiliana and Bill Rancic hosted the event. If you haven’t made it to see the whopping 45-foot-tall tree yet, it’s definitely worth checking out. It holds over 15,000 LED lights and more than 2,000 ornaments!

Bring your kids too for a charitable cause. This year, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for each kid’s Christmas wish list that’s received in the Macy’s Santa Mail letterbox.

As if a giant Christmas tree in the middle of Chicago’s largest department store wasn’t enough, at 5pm yesterday, 93.9 Lite FM switched over to playing all Christmas music.

Anyone else feel like it was just Labor Day? Seems to us like Christmas crept up quite quickly this year... Nevertheless, it’s apparently time to get in the holiday spirit.

Here’s a look at some of the best upcoming holiday events in Chicago:

For more information, check out our complete listing of holiday events in Chicago.