This holiday season, Macy's is your center for fun-filled events and gift shopping made easy.

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October 9, 2018

Celebrate the Holidays with Macy's Union Square

Macy's Union Square brings back its annual fun-filled events and celebrations for the holidays in 2018. Visit Macy's between Nov. 1, 2018 and Jan. 5, 2019 to experience the wonders of the season.

Tree Lighting

The 29th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Ceremony takes places on Nov. 23, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the heart of Union Square. The holidays kick off when the 83-foot tree is lit with more than 33,000 twinkling lights and 1,100 shining ornaments. Enjoy performances by American Conservatory Theater’s renowned Young Conservatory, the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, the cast of San Francisco Playhouse’s Mary Poppins, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and music legend Darlene Love, plus a visit from the one and only Santa!


Have Santa hear your holiday wishes and take a picture with the man himself. This magical holiday wonderland, open through Monday, Dec. 24, is designed to delight children of all ages.

Believe Campaign & Letter to Santa

Write or email your letter to Santa and help make wishes come true. Macy's will count all the letters received nationwide and donate $1 for each letter to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to $1,000,000.

Holiday Windows

Macy's has been renowned for its stunning holiday window displays since the 1870s. In fact, the department store was the first store to feature holiday windows created for the pure fun and joy of the season. The brand's tradition continues today at the San Francisco store. Be sure to stop by this season through Tuesday, Jan. 1. as Macy's partners with the San Francisco SPCA to bring adorable - and adoptable - cats and dogs to Union Square. Find out more about this special partnership and extended activities here.

Visit Macy's online for more details on holiday events this season.

Shopping at Macy's to check off your gift list? Macy's makes shopping both easy and foolproof with unique services.

Macy's at Winter Walk

Make sure to visit Macy’s at Winter Walk 2018. Pop-up experiences include a Beauty Pop-Up from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fri Dec. 7 and Sat Dec. 8. Also, at "Unlock the Treasure Chest" in the Men’s Department, guests have a chance to win a $100 Macy’s gift card by visiting with a Macy’s Ambassador for a magic key, and then trying their luck opening a treasure chest on the 6th floor. "Unlock the Treasure Chest" will be open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat Dec. 8 and Sun Dec. 9. Winter Walk SF is an open-air entertainment and shopping destination for the holidays, located on Stockton Street, between Geary and Ellis streets, in Union Square.

Expert Advice with The Edit

The Edit offers a mix of curated fashion ideas and inspiration presented by expert trendsetters to help narrow down your options from the extensive selection in store. Pick up an issue in-store.

My Stylist @ Macy's

Expert stylists in the My Stylist @ Macy's program offer free, personal shopping advice that can help take the mystery out of gift-buying. Book an appointment here and let your stylist know your shopping needs and preferences. Enjoy a fast and fun shopping trip.


Once you decide on a gift, you can use the GiftNow service to let your intended recipient customize his or her gift by color, size, and address preference, if choosing shipping. Choose GiftNow to help emphasize your thoughtfulness by giving your gift recipient control over the gift-receiving process.

Gift Guide

Macy's also provides an array of gift ideas through an online Gift Guide, making it even easier to shop with comprehensive suggestions. And with the guide, you can shop online for delivery or free in-store pick-up.

Postal Service

A full-service U.S. post office is also available in Macy's Union Square for all your postal needs during the season, including stamps, mailing, postal boxes, and more.

Additional holiday fun at Macy's can be found here.

Macy's is an iconic retailing brand with over 690 stores nationwide. The jewel of the West Coast, Macy's Union Square is located in the heart of the city's shopping district. Offering a fabulous selection of fashion, world-class events, top-notch services, and gourmet dining, Macy's and its iconic architecture is a must-visit in the neighborhood, for the holidays and throughout the year.



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