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!
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Cupcakes, candy canes, gingerbread, frosting – galore! It’s all about the Bergdorf Goodies this holiday season at Bergdorf Goodman. The windows, decked with opulence and festivity, are a feast for the eyes and bound to will every passerby straight to the nearest bakehouse.
Bergdorf Goodman: 754 5th Avenue, 10019.
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SOS! Santa’s in peril this wintertime. The Macy’s interactive display showcases the act and joy of giving: help Sunny the Snowpal and her friendly fox repair Santa’s sleigh and get him back in the clouds, with a variety of buttons to press, animated puppets, and out-of-this-world lights projections.
Macy’s: 151 W 34th St, 10001.
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“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store…” Or perhaps it does! Bloomingdale’s goes green in 2018 in celebration of our favorite holiday antagonist: the Grinch. The Seussian display features wizarding contraptions, high-fashion mannequins and snippets from the new animated movie.
Bloomingdale’s: 1000 Third Avenue, 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, 10022.
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In a nod to the city’s logtime love affair with the arts, Saks heads to Broadway this holiday season with their “Theater Dreams” display. The narrative follows a young woman with stars in her eyes and a dream in her heart, as she shops and sings her way along 5th avenue. Rachel Berry, eat your heart out!
Saks: 611 5th Ave, 10022.
In partnership with Save the Children, Barneys has created its “Make Change” window display, which brings the spirit of giving to the streets of Manhattan. Over 2 million pennies were used for their display and in-store visuals, and Barneys promises to donate $5 for every instagram post with tag: #centiments @barneysny. Start snapping!
Barneys: 660 Madison Ave, 10065.