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.
Bloomingdale’s doesn’t have a specific theme, but offers an interactive experience with games and high-tech features.
And at Macy’s, visitors can experience an outer space theme.
See even more windows in our gallery below.
Photos via Google Maps