It’s the 74th year for the Macy’s Great Tree Lighting ceremony, taking place on November 18, 2021 at Lenox Square Mall. Unfortunately, this year’s ceremony is a private event, in an effort to limit crowds.
In past years, WSB-TV Channel 2 has been the media sponsor of the lighting event and has covered it live so viewers could watch on TV. WSB has confirmed to us that they will not air the event on TV, and they seem to be deciding last minute whether or not it is feasible for them to stream it on their website.
There are usually musical performances from choirs and local acts before the switch is flipped and the tree is illuminated.
And you can still see the tree in person at Lenox Square Mall!
The giant tree will be on display from November 18, 2021 to January 1, 2022.
The tree is an eco-friendly, reusable tree which stands 56 feet tall and is adorned with 45,00 multicolor sparkling LED lights that span more than eight miles from end to end.
Macy’s will also retire the famous Pink Pig in 2021. The train ride entertained generations of children for more than 50 years, with the proceeds going to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
You may also be interested in:
- NEW for 2021: World of Illumination drive-thru light shows
- NEW! Festival of Lights drive-thru light show at Atlantic Station
- FREE: Prism Winter Lights display at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta
- Lights of Life drive-thru holiday attraction in Marietta
- Discounts for Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens
- Discounts for Stone Mountain Christmas
- Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
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