ATLANTA --Macy's at Lenox Square Mall lit their annual Christmas tree on Thanksgiving.

SLIDESHOW | The Great Tree Lighting

This year, for the first time, it's an artificial, "ecologically friendly and reusable tree" as their Annual Great Tree.

The tree stands about 56 feet tall and is decorated by 45,000 white and multi-color sparkling LED twinkle lights, around eight miles of string.

WATCH | See the tree light up with and fireworks fill the sky

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