Last year’s window display at Saks Fifth Avenue, photo by Matt Kieffer/Flickr
One of New York City’s best-loved holiday traditions is the over-the-top holiday windows that glitter like larger-than-life ornaments. Department stores spend up to 10 months crafting, decorating and adding high-tech magic to displays that celebrate the city, bring beloved holiday stories to life or find enchanting ways to showcase their seasonal collections.
Most of the windows are located along Fifth Avenue from 38th to 58th streets, except for Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and the two Barneys stores. Most are on view through Jan. 1, 2018, and we’ve got your guide to the best displays.