In the San Francisco holiday tradition, Macy’s once again presents its gift to the city—a beautiful, reusable 83’ tree decorated with more than 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments—during the 25th Annual Great Tree Lighting Ceremony in Union Square on Friday, November 28 at 6 p.m.
Headlining the festivities is Quintavious Johnson of America's Got Talent Season 9, the 12- year- old singer also known as "The Little Man with a Strong Voice." Also set to perform are the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus, Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, Tap Dancing Christmas Trees from Alameda and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.
"Macy's is proud to continue the tradition of giving the Great Tree in Union Square, celebrating the magic of the holidays and the start of the holiday season”, said District Vice President Jane Mitchell. “Here at Macy’s, a big part of our holiday spirit is in giving, not just to our loved ones, but also giving back to our communities. The tree is our holiday gift to the city of San Francisco, bringing the nostalgia and magic of the holidays to residents and visitors alike."
San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree will be lit at the end of the ceremony, around 6:40 p.m. Those inspired by the Union Square Great Tree can visit the festive Holiday Lane on the seventh floor or Macy’s Union Square to see lavishly decorated Christmas trees, thousands of ornaments, and other embellishments for the home. The holidays would not be the same without a visit to Santa. Old St. Nick will listen to holiday wishes and be available for portraits in Macy's Santaland®, also on the seventh floor, starting Friday, November 28 through December 24.