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Holiday Windows at New York City Department Stores

Don't miss out on the beautiful holiday displays around New York City


Window shopping is an amazing experience in December, when Manhattan's biggest department stores reveal their holiday window displays. Checking out some holiday windows is a must-do during your holiday season visit to New York City.
More: Holiday Windows Walking Tour | Holiday Windows Map

1. Bergdorf Goodman Windows

World of Animals Holiday Window Decorations at Bergdorf Goodman
Photo by Heather Cross, licensed to About.com
The holiday window displays at Bergdorf Goodman are typically unveiled in mid-November and reflect the sophisticated signature design of Bergdorf Goodman. These windows feature not only high-fashion, but also authentic antiques and are probably my favorite holiday windows in New York City.
See: Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows Guide & Photos

2. Lord & Taylor Holiday Window Displays

What Is Christmas Made Of? Lord & Taylor 2011 Holiday Windows
Photo by Heather Cross, licensed to About.com
Every year Lord & Taylor features classic holiday window displays along Fifth Avenue. Lord & Taylor Window Displays are typically unveiled in late November, featuring imagery and mechanical movements that make them both traditional and very enjoyable for families.
See: Lord & Taylor Holiday Windows Guide & Photos

3. Barneys New York Windows

Blow-up of Barneys New York's Holiday Shopping Bag Featuring Customized VW New Beetle, Earth Pledge
Jenny Ross / Barneys New York
If you're shopping on Madison Avenue, Barneys New York's holiday windows are a must-see. Every year they are hip and stylish, with a nice dose of humor.
See: Barneys New York Holiday Windows Guide & Photos

4. Bloomingdales Windows

Bloomingdale's 2011 Holiday Windows
Photo by Heather Cross, licensed to About.com
Bloomingdale's holiday window displays are playful and family-friendly and typically unveiled in late November/early December.
See: Bloomingdales Holiday Windows Guide & Photos

5. Macy's Windows

Make A Wish Window at Macy's Herald Square
Photo by Heather Cross, licensed to About.com

Macy's holiday window decorations are typically unveiled in early November. Each year Macy's has windows depicting scenes from Miracle on 34th Street and a second set of windows with a changing holiday theme.
See: Macy's Holiday Windows Photos & Guide

6. Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Windows

Holly from Land of the Bubblemakers at Saks Fifth Avenue 2011
Photo by Heather Cross, licensed to About.com
The Saks Fifth Avenue holiday window displays are unveiled in late November and are a great choice for visitors with children, because they are often designed around a seasonal book for children, and feature playful animations. Saks Fifth Avenue's windows are also conveniently located across from the Rockefeller Center promenade.
See: Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Windows Guide & Photos

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