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

9/30/16 | by

The holidays... Don’t they just seem to begin earlier and earlier every year? And although it didn’t really accumulate, 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. This is the 69th year that Macy has conducted the Macy’s Great Tree Lighting ceremony. This tradition will be taking place on November 8th, 2016 and be hosted by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest and singer-songwriter, Lee DeWyze.

This year's tree will be 45 feet tall and adorned with no less than 6,000 sparkling LED lights! As if a giant Christmas tree in the middle of Chicago’s largest department store wasn’t enough, tune into 93.9 Lite FM and get ready for all the warm Christmas music we wait all year for.

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.