The Waldorf Astoria Christmas Tree Lighting

Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2017Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.”

— B. C. Forbes

Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2017One of my absolute favorite events of the holiday season is the annual Christmas Tree lighting at the Waldorf Astoria.

And last month’s lighting of this year’s tree may have been the most beautiful yet!Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2017It’s such an incredibly magical event. Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2016And always unveils one of Chicago’s prettiest Christmas Trees.Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2017It’s quickly become one of my favorite holiday traditions to shoot in front of the tree. I’ve been doing it for years now!Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2016Last year’s Nutcracker-themed unveiling was pretty unforgettable too, with its massive macaron trees,Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2016Incredibly twinkling tree,Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2016and live carolers who burst into song as the tree was lit!Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2016It makes for one of the most magical events in Chicago each and every year! And the perfect start to the festive holiday season!

Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2017Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2017Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2017Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2017Waldorf Astoria Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting 2017SHOP THE LOOK:

Coat – Michael Kors (available in blue, purple, and black) || Dress – Zara (similar) || Boots – Stuart Weitzman || Bag – Chloé Mini ‘Drew’ (budget-version) || Fur Stole – Amazon || Necklace – Vintage

Photos courtesy of my sister Emily and Ali of Those White Walls

What’s your favorite tree lighting ceremony? Have you ever attended the Waldorf’s?

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