The "Christmas Ship" is sailing into Chicago

If a short road trip for the holiday is in the cards, something special is sailing into Navy Pier in Chicago.

Friday, December 5th, the Coast Guard Cutter known as the “Christmas Ship”, loaded with more than 1,200 Christmas trees, is returning to Chicago.

Starting at 8 am., Chicago Fire and Police Department boats will be part welcome wagon as the Hubbard High School Band plays live music.

The two-day event re-enacts what was an annual Chicago tradition in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Volunteers will unload the trees then deliver them to needy families through the city.

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