The magic of the season is one of the great gifts our company gives to the country. We are thrilled to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Great Tree Lighting, a tradition that so many generations have enjoyed in Chicago’s most beautiful flagship store.
The 45-feet-tall tree hangs from the ceiling of the Walnut Room in the Macy’s on State Street in Chicago. Our teams spent 72 hours constructing, lighting, and decorating the tree – which features more than 2,000 ornaments and 6,600 sparkling lights. This year’s lighting ceremony featured three performances by Jordan Smith, the best-selling artist in NBC’s The Voice history, including a beautiful rendition of Silent Night.
The Great Tree lighting also marks the start of another beloved Macy’s tradition – our Believe Campaign, which inspires customers and Associates to join Macy’s and Make-A-Wish in granting the wishes of children fighting life-threatening medical conditions. Joining CEO Jeff Gennette and VP Store Manager Kim Groth to light this year’s tree were 6-year old Jack and his brother Sean.
Watch the video to join in on the magic of the tree lighting anniversary.