The Lighting Of Macy’s Great Tree Ushers In Holiday Season

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    By Special to the Daily World
    Macy’s Great Tree recently arrived at Lenox Square in preparation for the tree lighting festivities on Thanksgiving night. The 40-plus-year-old tree came from a farm in Lithia Springs. It is estimated to be 75 feet tall and weighs approximately 12,000 pounds.

    A large crane lifted the tree to its platform atop Macy’s on Tuesday evening, after the first tree, from Woodstock, broke as it was being lifted earlier.  The delivery and hoisting of the tree to the roof of the store is a tradition here, where the thousdands of decorations will finally adorn the tree.

    The Lighting of the Macy’s Great Tree is celebrating its 64th anniversary this holiday season.

    This year’s celebration promises to be a memorable one, with Scotty McCreery, Mary Mary, Melanie Moore, local artist Erica Nicole as well as the Macy’s All-Star Choir featuring Timothy Miller taking the stage at Lenox Square Mall for the Macy’s Great Tree Lighting on Thanksgiving Night, Thursday, Nov. 24.

    The Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Show will begin promptly at 7 p.m., and features WSB-TV Channel 2 anchor Monica Pearson and meteorologist David Chandley.

    It will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks finale – the perfect way to usher in the holiday season!   Also, the Christmas spirit comes in with the arrival of the Pink Pig, a holiday treat for young children and their parents.  The Pink Pig opened Oct. 29 on the roof of Macy’s at Lenox Square.

    The Lighting of the Macy’s Great Tree has more than100,000 thousands to come out to sing carols and witness this celebration, as well as some 500,000 will watch the live broadcast on WSB-TV, Channel 2.

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