The Great Tree at Macy's
111 N State St
This year, the Great Tree will be on display in the historic Walnut Room from November 5, 2016 to January 8, 2017.
The Great Tree stands 45 feet tall and hangs from the ceiling versus sitting on its base, in order to preserve the structural integrity of the Tiffany Dome below. Featuring more than 2,000 ornament and 6,600 sparkling lights, it has been a centerpiece of the holiday season for 108 years. For decades now, the Great Tree has been artificial but in the early days, it was real, standing the same height, and was protected by on-site firemen 24 hours a day. When the Great Tree was real, they used spotlights instead of twinkle lights to keep the tree from drying out.