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Union Square Tree Lighting

It’s 80+ feet tall and has 33,000 lights. Watch it get lit on Friday
By - posted 11/27/2014 No Comment

Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, probably San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree standing 83-feet tall and decorated with more than 33,000 lights and 1,100 shining ornaments, will be officially lit on Friday, November 28, 2014.

The ceremony is expected to begin at 6 pm and the tree is scheduled to be lit at 6:40 pm. Enjoy live music, dance performances, and special appearances while waiting for that moment when the holiday tree is illuminated.

Headlining the 2014 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, Beach Blanket Babylon, Tap Dancing Christmas Trees from Alameda, and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.

25th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting
Friday, November 28, 2014 | 6 to 8 pm
Union Square Park | Geary and Powell, San Francisco, CA

For Best Viewing
For the best viewing, get there really early, or head up to the balcony off of Cheesecake Factory in the Macy’s building and see the view from above.