Christmas in Atlanta 2011 is rapidly approaching, which is scarier than Halloween. The Lighting of Macy’s Christmas Tree will be on Thanksgiving evening on November 24th. It takes place at Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead.
This Atlanta tradition has its roots at the old, downtown Rich’s department store, going back to 1948. It’s gone through many reincarnations since then – Federated’s buyout of Rich’s and a brief stop at Underground Atlanta before heading to Buckhead. Christmas in downtown Atlanta moved north, along with much of the economic activity, to Christmas in Buckhead.
Expect big crowds as this is a well-attended event. Keep in mind that there is a MARTA station at Lenox, so you can avoid parking problems.
You can learn more about the Macy’s Tree Lighting at the Lenox Square Mall website.