Chicago Christmas traditions: The Tree Ship, State Street Parade, The Walnut Room

Dave Plier

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MACY’S – Make-A-Wish kids and their families, all who have been Macy’s Believe campaign beneficiaries, help Macy’s celebrate the launch of its 9th annual Believe campaign on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Chicago. Two hundred underserved pre-school children enrolled in Chicago Commons’ Head Start program enjoyed a morning of holiday festivities. (John Konstantaras/AP Images for Macy’s)

WGN Radio’s Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about the history of Christmas around Chicago including the Christmas Tree Ship, The State Street Parade, Marshall Fields’ Windows and Walnut Room and more. Also included is the history of legendary department store, Marshall Fields, with author Gayle Soucek.

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