Display windows are a key element of Christmas shopping. The abundance of creatively decorated windows gives every shopper or stroller the chance to have a glimpse of every shop, fancy as can be, without spending a dime. Shop owners and designers compete with each other in an effort to visually celebrate the holiday shopping season, and all the buyers and visitors have to do to truly enjoy the holiday spirit is stop for a moment and have a glance.
Even if you are on a tight budget, the array of display windows allows you to enjoy the most desirable shopping spots like Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and more, free of charge.
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Macy’s Christmas Display Window
Macy’s is one of the most popular window-sighting destinations in NYC. Macy’s are to unveil their holiday window display on Thursday night, November 27 2014. The windows will be revealed on sunset, with a little help of the Broadway cast of “You Can’t Take It With You”, and an all-day screening of the memorable holiday movie “Miracle on 34th Street”.
Macy’s Christmas windows display is the most famous of the NYC Christmas windows displays, and features two series of holiday show windows: one that is dedicated to scenes from “Miracle on 34th Street” and another that changes every year.
Saks Fifth Avenue Christmas Window Display
Located just across Rockefeller center, this iconic shop creates every year a fantastic Christmas window display that captures the imagination of children and adults as one. Saks window display is usually three-dimensional, animated and musical. You will have to wait in line to see their complicated displays, but it is always worthwhile.
Bloomingdale’s Window Display
The display of this luxurious department store is a sure hit. Unveiled with a matching red carpet and curtains, its intricate and elaborate displays are captivating.
Lord & Taylor Christmas Display
Lord & Taylor’s display is one of the most popular destinations for window viewing, and thousands of locals and tourists gather round to take a glimpse on it every year. This store uses a hidden system of hydraulic lifts to carry the displays into the windows.