Macy’s Holiday Celebrations

Each holiday season, Macy's stages fun-filled Christmas events in multiple cities across the United States.

Tree Lighting & Holiday Parades — Together with our partners, we host Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Holiday Parades that celebrate the season and give families a warm feeling inside as they are entertained by singers, dancers, orchestras, choirs and celebrities. In most locations, a yearly holiday spectacle full of enchantment and wonder leads to the big moment when we flip the switch and light the city's tree. (Tree Lighting available in Atlanta, Boston, ChicagoSan Francisco and Seattle. Holiday Parades available in New York, Seattle, Orlando and Pittsburgh.)

Philadelphia Holiday Events — See the Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert in the famed historical Grand Court atrium of Macy's Center City in Philadelphia! At this great family-oriented event, you'll see snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer float beyond the atrium's four-story-high velvet curtain. More than 100,000 LED lights combine to shape amazing holiday-themed images. The Macy’s Magic Christmas Tree that appears during the show is made up of approximately 34,500 LED lights in six different colors.

Also see one of the most beloved Christmas books of all time, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, come to life at Macy’s Center City at Dickens’ Village—a 6,000-square-foot walk-through version of the classic tale. The experience culminates in a one-on-one with Santa Claus with the opportunity to sit on his lap, share wishes and have a photo taken with him.

Santaland — Across the country, families travel to one of our seven holiday Macy's Santaland® attractions. Millions of people visit each year to have Santa hear their holiday wishes and have their picture taken with the man himself. Our Macy's Santaland® experience in Philadelphia also includes Dickens Village. These magical holiday wonderlands are designed to delight children of all ages. (Available in New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco and Chicago.)

Breakfast with Santa — Bring the whole family and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Reservations required. (Available in New York, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan.)

Believe Campaign & Letter to Santa — Write or email your letter to Santa and help make wishes come true. We will count all the letters received and donate $1 for each to Make-A-Wish®, up to a total of $1,000,000. (Available in all stores.)

Holiday Windows — Since the early 1870s, Macy’s has been stunning spectators with its famed holiday window displays and celebratory events. Macy’s was the first store to feature holiday windows created for the pure fun and joy of the season and, with that, began a tradition that still lives on today. (Available in New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Salt Lake City.)

Macy’s Pink Pig — Celebrate the holidays aboard Atlanta's most pink-tacular train ride! Families squeal with excitement as they travel through our super-sized storybook, starring Priscilla and all of her fabulous friends. From her debut in 1953 as a children's ride at the downtown Rich's store to her engagement at Macy's Lenox Mall, Priscilla has become an Atlanta tradition for multiple generations.

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