More than 1,200 free live Christmas trees were delivered to families throughout Chicago to brighten the holiday season. This joyful tradition is now in its 24th year. The trees were unloaded at Navy Pier from the Christmas Tree Ship by enthusiastic volunteers, and their delivery was coordinated by our team at Ada S. McKinley. We appreciate our partnership with the Coast Guard and the Christmas Tree Ship Committee and look forward to this amazing project each year.

Official 2023 Press Release

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US Coast Guard ‘Christmas Ship’ makes annual tree delivery at Navy Pier
December 2, 2023
ABC-7 CHICAGO
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Hundreds of trees unloading from the Christmas Ship in Navy Pier
CBS-2 CHICAGO
December 2, 2023
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Coast Guard cutter ‘Mackinaw’ makes yearly Christmas tree delivery to Navy Pier
December 2, 2023
WGN-9 CHICAGO
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Chicago’s annual Christmas tree ship inspires ‘warm’ feelings on a cool day
December 2, 2023
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
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Report on the 2023 Christmas Tree Ship Ceremony
December 3, 2023
WBBM NEWSRADIO

(Interview with Eric Edquist, Senior VP of Operations for Ada S. McKinley’s Employment and Community Support Services)
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Report on the 2023 Christmas Tree Ship Ceremony
December 3, 2023
WGN-AM RADIO
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2022 Christmas Tree Ship News Coverage
2021 Christmas Tree Ship News Coverage