Lights are now a permanent experience in the Polish Triangle


Festooned with twinkly lights at night during the winter holiday season, the trees in Chicago's Polish Triangle will be an all year visual treat, thanks to SSA #33 (Special Service Area in Wicker Park and Bucktown).

"Throughout the year, the programmable/seasonal changes will put a focus on one of the SSA's community transportation hubs," pointed out Commissioner David Ginople, SSA #33 Commission Chair. "Bringing smiles to the faces of the thousands of travelers who come through that small parcel of land at Milwaukee and Ashland Avenues where they cross Division Street is positive for our entire district." 

"While lights at the Polish Triangle are a small investment, they are a big return for the businesses, visitors, and members of the Wicker Park, East Village, Noble Square and Pulaski Park neighborhoods," comments Mieko Yosida, Past President, Polish Triangle Coalition (PTC). 

"The lights welcome all to the "doorsteps" of these four communities. The PTC applauds the installation and supports  year round light displays." 


"Bikes" over Damen Ave on The 606


Trailer transports the snowflakes from the street to the storage container

Though the string of bikes in lights at The 606 Damen Ave. crossover and the white snowflakes lining the commercial streets are also sponsored by the SSA, they will be coming down soon. The snowflakes will be tucked away in their own metal storage container.


Storage for the snowflakes is in this container

When the next holiday season begins, they will be returned to the poles and the "bikes" will roll up to The 606.



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