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Macy's Holiday Window Displays

Macy's annual displays are unveiled just before the Thanksgiving Parade


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Macy's Holiday Windows
Macy's is home to some of New York City's most famous holiday window displays. Every year, Macy's features two series of window displays -- one set depicting scenes from the classic Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street and a second set that is new each year. The window displays are typically unveiled in early-mid November, and are always on view in time for Thanksgiving.

Macy's 2011 Holiday Windows

Make A Wish Window at Macy's Herald Square
Photo by Heather Cross, licensed to About.com
  • 2011 "Make A Wish" Window Displays: This year Macy's windows are inspired by a partnership with "Make A Wish." Visitors can also design their own ornaments, which they can then purchase.
  • 2011 "Miracle on 34th Street" Window Displays: These classic window displays are featured along 34th Street every year.

Macy's 2009 Holiday Windows

Kris Kringle in Macy's Santa Land
Dan Cross

Macy's 2006 Holiday Windows

Boy Peering into Tree of Harmony
Heather Cross
  • 2006 Tree Themed Window Displays: Each window along Broadway at Macy's featured a different theme, including a Tree of Harmony, a Tree of Joy, a Tree of Friendship and a Tree of Love, with animated characters and music. The window displays also have interactive features, where visitors can activate movement and music within the window displays.
  • 2006 "Miracle on 34th Street" Window Displays: These classic window displays are featured along 34th Street once again.

Macy's 2005 Holiday Windows

These windows featured animated books opening to reveal traditional New York City holiday scenes, including ice skating at Rockefeller Center and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Macy's 2004 Holiday Windows

"Miracle on 34th Street" Window at Macy's
Heather Cross

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