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Each year, just like the last 104 years, thousands of shoppers flock to the 7th floor of what once was Marshall Fields, now Macy's to see the Great Tree in the Walnut Room. Standing 45 feet tall, the Great Tree is for the first time, energy efficient, consuming 1/3 less energy than previous years, being adorned with 42 LED star ornaments and 15,000 sparkling LED twinkle lights. There are giant stars lit from the inside that circle the base of the tree ranging from 9 feet to 6 feet across. In keeping with Macy's brand image (and logo) the stars represent not only the magic that Macy's brings to the busiest shopping season of the year, but also the store's connection to Make-A-Wish foundation. If you want to catch the tree, and all the fun facts like why it hangs from the ceiling rather than have a base, go to visit anytime before January 13.
· Macy's [Official Site]
· Walnut Room Menu [Macy's]