Check Out the NYC Holiday Window Displays with Google Maps

Posted On Tue, December 23, 2014 By

Posted On Tue, December 23, 2014 By In holidays, maps, Technology

One of the holiday windows at Saks, via Google Maps

We’re starting to think Google wants us to never leave our apartments again. Not only can we tour the elite Gramercy Park without a key and explore NYC in 3D, but now we can even check out the department store holiday window displays with Google Maps, welcome news for those of us who want to get in the holiday spirit without battling the crowds.

The Observer reports that the feature is available in London and New York, the latter showcasing those windows at Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, and Bloomingdale’s. It’s part of Google Maps’ new Business View feature, which makes it possible to virtually go inside businesses and provides special offerings like a 360-degree tour of the Colbert Report set.

The theme this year for Saks’ windows is “Once Upon a Time,” a mix of fairy tale and NYC scenes.

Saks holiday windows, Google Maps

Saks holiday windows, Google Maps

Bloomingdale’s doesn’t have a specific theme, but offers an interactive experience with games and high-tech features.

Bloomingdale's holiday windows, Google Maps

Bloomingdale's holiday windows, Google Maps

And at Macy’s, visitors can experience an outer space theme.

Macy's holiday windows, Google Maps

Macy's holiday windows, Google Maps

See even more windows in our gallery below.

[Via Untapped via NY Observer]

Photos via Google Maps

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