Chicago’s Christmas Tree arrives downtown – and there’s a ‘W’ on it

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CHICAGO -- It's not even Thanksgiving, but it's beginning to look at lot like Christmas in downtown Chicago.

The City's 103rd official Christmas Tree was brought to the Loop last night. There's no star on the top yet, but there is a "W" flag flying on it to celebrate the Cubs' historic World Series win.

The 69-foot Norwood Spruce was donated by the Scholla Family of Wauconda, IL. Bill Scholla, who grew up on the North Side of Chicago, nominated the family's tree and it was selected from among 120 submissions, according to the City.

This is the second year the city's tree will be at Millennium Park after decades in Daley Plaza. It will be decorated with 48,375 multi-colored lights and topped by a bright star, the City said. The official Tree Lighting Ceremony is November 18 this year.