With the holiday season gracing the city—snow, shopping, seasonally-syruped coffee—strolling the streets is a festive treat. Made more wonderful is that each year New York’s biggest and best department stores deck out their windows to the awed delight of passing traffic. Here are the Midtown holiday displays not to be missed!
Bergdorf Goodman takes it straight home this winter with an homage to fair New York, New York. To New York, With Love showcases the city’s intimacy with cinema, music, art and history, modeled around seven cherished city attractions.
Bergdorf Goodman: 754 5th Avenue, 10019.
Community is key for Macy’s this holiday season with The Perfect Gift Brings People Together. Six window displays shine a spotlight on the rituals and festivities that families indulge in each year, undoubtedly tapping into some fondly festive memories.
Macy’s: 151 W 34th St, 10001.
In collaboration with the upcoming film, The Greatest Showman, Bloomingdale’s draws our attention to the more whimsical aspects of the winter break. Adorned with Swarovski crystals, brightly colored mannequins and circus acts, the windows transform into your personal movie theatre.
Bloomingdale’s: 1000 Third Avenue, 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, 10022.
Saks Fifth Avenue enchants the city sidewalk with scenes from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in honor of the pioneering film’s 80th anniversary. Nested with Wicked Queens, crystal caves and woodland creatures, the fourteen -window display is a gorgeous play on childhood nostalgia.
Saks: 611 5th Ave, 10022.
This year Barneys is dropping all holiday cliches and presenting a creatively curious journey through time in an alliance of both art and science. Haas For the Holidays is an LED-laden look at our planet Earth throughout the ages from whimsical designers Nikolai and Simon Haas.
Barneys: 660 Madison Ave, 10065.