Macy’s 25th Annual Great Tree Lighting Celebrates The Start Of The Holiday Season


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.

WHO: 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.

EVENT DETAILS:  Today, Friday, November 28th, 6pm, Union Square Park, San Francisco, CA

NOTE:  Street closures begin around 4pm, so we suggest arriving early and parking on Powell Street.

MORE: 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.