Nothing says the holidays are here quite like the elaborate and enchanting window displays that major retailers exhibit each year.
The biggest and brightest holiday windows from historically celebrated stores like Tiffany and Company and Bergdorf Goodman can be seen off the major streets and avenues in New York City.
If you can’t see the interactive Christmas presents at Bloomingdale’s or the fairy tale automatons at Saks Fifth Avenue for yourself, you can still see some of the most spectacular holiday window displays just as well, below:
Head on over to Fifth Avenue and Central Park South for Bergdorf Goodman’s amazing Inspiration-themed holiday windows. Always known for their fanciful windows, the holidays are no exception for this luxury retailer and New York mainstay. This year, each of the five windows is dedicated to an art form: architecture, literature, theatre, painting and music.
Off Madison Avenue, film director Baz Luhrmann and costume and production designer Catherine Martin created the larger-than-life holiday windows at Barneys New York. The “Baz Dazzled” windows feature a wonderland of woodland creatures, ice dancers and naughty elves, with both live performances and mechanical masterworks.
Holiday windows are certainly nice to look at, but Bloomingdale’s interactive windows are truly one of a kind. Onlookers can play games with Bloomingdale’s holiday “Gift A Bow” mascot and interact with the windows using the #bloomiesgreetings hashtag on social media.
Lord & Taylor
Celebrating their 100th Anniversary, the magical windows at Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue store take you through “the whimsical interiors of an enchanted mansion on the eve of the holidays” where fanciful fauna reside. The twinkling stars also mark the first time the store is utilizing technology in its holiday display.
The windows at Saks Fifth Avenue are rumored to have hundreds of thousands of viewers each day, and it’s no wonder why. This year, the store transformed its windows into scenes from classic fairy tales immaculately rendered in an Art Deco style, with iconic New York locations providing the backdrop, while a dramatic light display encompasses the entire building.
Over at Tiffany & Company, the holiday windows bring back illustrations of New York City from the 1950s and ’60s with animated elements in each window.