144th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
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Illinois Supreme Court Justice and Creator of the Special Olympics, Anne M. Burke with athletes and medal-winners from the Special Olympics Chicago gather in the Palmer House’s famous lobby to light the holiday tree’s 7000 lights among its 15,000 boughs. Open to the public, this launch of the holiday season also includes award-winning, third-generation magician and Dennis Watkins, performers from The House Theater’s The Nutcracker, choirs and treats and activities for children of all ages.