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Gallery: Christmas Tree Lighting at Old Orchard

The mayor, Niles North choir and several television personalities were present for the lighting of the Christmas Tree at Westfield Old Orchard on Dec. 1. Check out our online gallery here.

Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center held its Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 1, officially kicking off the holiday season.

The evening was a family filled affair emceed by WMAQ TV entertainment reporter LeeAnn Trotter with Santa leading the holiday parade and The Niles North Choir, Maine East cheerleaders and even Charlie Brown and Snoopy in tow.

Traditional holiday songs were sung by the Porchlight Music Theatre. Trotter officiated the shopping center’s 36 foot tree lighting with Santa, Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen and Westfield Old Orchard General Manager Tim Geiges by her side while thousands of shoppers enjoyed the holiday festivities to officially open the season at Westfield Old Orchard. 

Mary Jones December 05, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Thank you Mayor for leaving the tradition stand as a "Christmas Tree" and not giving in to the pressure of changing it to a holiday tree.

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