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2021 Union Square Christmas Tree Lighting (San Francisco)

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Friday, November 19, 2021 - 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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Union Square Park | Geary and Powell, San Francisco, CA


Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree stands more than 83-feet tall, decorated with 43,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 700 shining ornaments, will be officially lit on Friday, November 19, 2021, a week earlier than normal

32nd Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting
Friday, November 19, 2021 | 6 pm (approx)
Union Square Park | Geary and Powell, San Francisco, CA
FREE to watch

Please note that for 2021 there is no large event with entertainment, but just a lighting ceremony

2019 Entertainment

The 30th Annual Great Tree Lighting will be celebrated with live performances by the San Francisco Opera; the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus; Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; the cast of San Francisco Playhouse’s ‘Groundhog Day the Musical’; winner of season 16 of NBC’s The Voice, Maelyn Jarmon; plus a visit from the one and only Santa.

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. The ceremony is expected to begin at 6 pm and the tree is scheduled to be lit around 6:50 pm.

Those inspired by the Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square can visit the festive Holiday Lane on the seventh floor of Macy’s Union Square to see the lavishly decorated Christmas trees, thousands of ornaments and other embellishments for the home.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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Cost: FREE*
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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, In Person, Kids & Families, Live Music, San Francisco, San FranFREEsco, Tree + Holiday Lightings
Address: Geary and Powell, San Francisco, CA