This tradition began as a United Nations salute to American Allies during WWII. Initially, the two week festival featured one pine tree redecorate each day by a different cultural community as a symbol of unity and harmony. Sixty years later, this event has grown to over 50 trees decorated in time-honored traditions by members of Chicago’s various cultural communities.
If you are in the Chicago area over the holiday season, this exhibit is one not to be missed. Here a few personal photos taken on my recent visit. Enjoy!