Union Square Tree Lighting 2019  Macy's 30th Annual Tree Lighting

Macy's 30th Annual Great Tree Lighting Ceremony

Union Square | San Francisco
Black Friday, November 29, 2019 - 6pm to 9pm

Macy's gift to the City of San Francisco - Macy's 30th Annual Tree Lighting will take place in Union Square Park between Sutter & Geary streets and Powell & Stockton Streets, right across from the front of Macy's.

The beautiful and reusable tree will be decorated with plethora of twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and shining ornaments.

Scheduled Lighting of the Tree

San Francisco's most recognized Christmas tree will be lit at the end of the ceremony, around 6:50 p.m.


Enjoy live performances by 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', season 16 of NBC's The Voice winner, Maelyn Jarmon plus a visit from the one and only Santa!


Join everyone with Santa for the countdown to light the tree!

Starting at 4pm, be one of the first (100) Star Rewards Members to flash your status at the Star Rewards station on the 3rd floor and receive* a complimentary blanket & beverage ticket at the Wine Bar! Perfect to keep you warm while you enjoy the tree lighting event. *Must be a Macy's Star Rewards Member to receive and show Star Rewards status via the Macy's app or Macy's Credit Card to qualify. While supplies last and time permits. Offer non-transferable, one offer per household, and not for resale. Employees are not eligible. Valid only at Macy's Union Square on 11/29.

Holiday Shopping | Black Friday

It's a great day for Christmas shopping as many sales are geared to this special day - Black Friday.

Those inspired by 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.

For Best Viewing

For the best viewing location, stop by Union Square early to stake out your spot. One tip is to manage to get a spot at the Cheesecake Factory - top of Macy's which looks down over Union Square. They have outdoor dining with heat lamps and the view to the ice rink and skaters is spectacular.

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


The holidays would not be the same without a trip to see Santa. Old St. Nick will listen to holiday wishes and be available for portraits in Macy's Santaland®, also on the seventh floor, starting Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 24.

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