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Macy's On State Street 107th Annual Great Tree Lighting

Monday, November 17, 2014 Perry

It just wouldn't be Christmas in Chicago without a stroll past the holiday window displays that decorate Macy's at 111 N. State St.  This year's windows capture "The Journey of a Christmas Wish", combining traditional artistry with gorgeous visual elements that follow Macy's heroine, Virginia's imagination as she mails her wish list to Santa.  

Another grand tradition for Chicagoans kicking off Christmas is the Great Tree lighting on the 7th floor in Macy's Walnut Room.  Standing 45 feet tall and decorated with over 6,000 LED lights and 3,000 ornaments, this year's tree was lite by some very special guests.  On Saturday, November 8th, Television/Radio host and producer, Ryan Seacrest and Macy's sponsored Make-A-Wish child counted down the much anticipated lighting of the tree.

After being serenaded by carolers, Walnut Room guests enjoyed an intimate performance by American Idol 9th season winner, Lee DeWyze.  DeWyze finished his three song set with a moving rendition of Hallelujah, right before the tree was lit.  A Chicago native himself, DeWayze shared that he has fond memories of the Macy's Great Tree lighting and that it was a great honor to be performing at this year's ceremony.

New to this year's activities is Macy's Holiday Arcade, located on the 7th floor, this shop features specialty toys and stocking stuffers.  Families and children are also invited to visit Macy's SantaLand and Holiday Lane on the 5th floor through Christmas Eve.  

Make this year's holidays special by sharing the magic of Macy's with the people you love!  The Great Tree will be available for viewing through January 11th, 2015.

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