64th Annual Lighting of Macy’s Great Tree
This year marks the 64th annual lighting of the Macy’s Great Tree at Lenox Square Mall. After you’ve eaten Thanksgiving dinner and taken a nap, you should make your way down to an amazing show that will feature performances by American Idol Season 10 winner Scott ‘Scotty’ McCreery, Grammy Award winning gospel duo Mary Mary, Season 8 winner of So You Think You Can Dance Melanie Moore and many more.
“Our 64th annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting will once again bring the holiday spirit to the city of Atlanta with fantastic music and dance performances, our talented choir, all-star cheer squad and dazzling surprises that will enchant everyone attending the event,” said Michael Krauter, Macy’s President and Regional Director of Stores. “For over 60 years, Macy’s has been synonymous with making the holiday season in Atlanta magical.”
The tree will be adorned with 100 Macy’s stars, 100 white snowflakes and 1,200 multi-colored metallic basketball-sized ornaments. The tree will also have 50 flashing strobe lights, 400 internally lit ornaments, 4,000 11-watt bulbs and will be topped with a spectacular color changing Macy’s star.
More than 100,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Lighting of the Macy’s Great Tree at Lenox Square Mall, and more than 500,000 more will watch the live broadcast on WSB-TV, which will be hosted by WSB Channel 2 Action News anchor Monica Pearson and Channel 2 Meteorologist David Chandley. Limited parking will be available…taking MARTA is highly encouraged.