Union Square readies eight-story holiday tree

An 83-feet tall reusable holiday tree will be lit with more than 33,000 LED lights and hung with 1,100 ornaments later this month in San Francisco’s Union Square, officials with the Union Square Business Improvement District said.

The tree is a gift from Macy’s for the 25th Annual Great Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, according to Union Square BID officials.

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American singer, songwriter and actress Jordan Sparks will headline the festivities at the ceremony, Union Square BID officials said.

Vocal Rush from the Oakland School of the Arts, the Transcendence Theatre Company and Contra Costa Children’s Chorus will also perform, according to Union Square BID officials.

The tree will be lit at about 6:40 p.m., Union Square BID officials said.

Old St. Nick will be available for pictures and to hear holiday wishes on the seventh floor of Macy’s Union Square starting Nov. 28 through Dec. 24.