It’s hard to believe that Christmas is a mere 12 days away. COVID-19 has literally turned the world upside-down, so the holidays seem surreal to me.
Normally by this time of year, I’ve been to Macy’s on State Street here in Chicago at least four or five times by now.
The holiday displays are always so enchanting, especially the massive Christmas Tree that sits center stage in the “Walnut Room Restaurant.”
Due to this unwelcomed pandemic, this is the first year since I moved to Chicago that I haven’t seen the display. That makes me very sad, as I really enjoy sharing the pictures with you.
I toiled over whether to show you pictures that some of you have already seen from previous Christmases, since I didn’t have anything new to share.
But then I thought, no, I will include some, because the beauty and good energy these delightful trees provide don’t have a shelf-life when it comes to photos.
So here are Chicago’s “Macy’s Christmas Trees” from 2016-2019, beginning with the gorgeous tree above (2016).
Next on our ascending chronological list is “2017”:
Followed by 2018:
And here is the tree from 2019:
I’d be remiss if I didn’t show you the tree from this year, even though I didn’t take this photo myself. Due to COVID restrictions, only diners that have reservations get to see the tree this year:
Let’s hope for better times ahead; in the meantime, I’m sending you lots of positivity and light. We are all in this together, so please reach out to someone who might need an extra boost, even if it’s a short text or message. It will do them (and you) the world of good!