Union Square’s 2016 Tree Lighting
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 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments will be officially lit on Friday, November 25, 2016.
27th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting
Friday, November 25, 2016 | 6 to 7 pm
Union Square Park | Geary and Powell, San Francisco, CA
Featuring a special performance by singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc, known for his hit songs “I Need a Dollar,” “The Man,” and “Wake Me Up,” the evening will also include performances by the San Francisco Boys Chorus, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and the cast of She Loves Me from San Francisco Playhouse’s upcoming production.
The Christmas tree will be lit at the end of the ceremony, around 6:40 p.m.
For Best Viewing
For the best viewing, get there really early, or head up to the balcony off of the Cheesecake Factory in the Macy’s building and see the view from above.