Beyond the Boardroom: Celebrating the Holidays with Macy’s

The holidays are when Macy’s shines. In addition to all the great activity in our stores, we bring communities together with inspiring traditions that are deeply engrained in American culture, and for many, have been part of families for generations.

Events like our tree lightings and window displays embody the true spirit of the holidays – celebration, tradition and togetherness. And our colleagues are at the heart of bringing these magical traditions to life.

"Our Branded Entertainment team creates the most amazing events – including Macy’s Fireworks and Flower Shows, tree lightings, Santaland, and our crown jewel, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. From our visual and special events teams to logistics and operations, it takes great teamwork across the board to pull our holiday traditions together," said Paul Lopacinski, Senior Manager of Creative Production. "Everyone across the nation, across generations, friends and families, comes to Macy's around the holidays, and it makes what we do really special."

Check out our latest Beyond the Boardroom episode as Macy’s, Inc. Chairman & CEO Jeff Gennette talks with colleagues at Macy’s State Street in Chicago, where we celebrated the 112th Great Tree lighting in the iconic Walnut Room, and Standard Transmission studios in Brooklyn, New York, where our holiday windows are fabricated and tested.

Want more?

Check out our Beyond the Boardroom extra, where Paul takes us through the history of the Great Tree at State Street!

About Beyond the Boardroom: Beyond the Boardroom is a monthly series that follows Jeff across the country as he visits stores, offices and facilities to talk with colleagues about their work and their role on our Path to Growth.​