Christmas and Holiday Windows at New York Department Stores

If you travel to New York in November or December, I invite you to see the holiday windows of New York city department stores.
I’m sure both children and adults will enjoy these magical displays. Real artists decorate the windows. Adults appreciate their work, and the kids will be amazed by the colors and animations.
The best thing is that you can see the holiday windows for free 😀

Macy’s Department Store

It is one of the most famous stores in NY. During this holiday period, thousands of people come to see its Christmas decorations.
The decorations are always divided into two themes:
– The decorations that have to do with “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” on the 34th st,
– Decorations change their theme every year, and for 2018, Macy’s windows were all about “Believe In The Wonder Of Giving” to represent the spirit of the season, the joy of sharing with those we love.
– 2019 was about “Tree Lighting & Holiday Parades“!
– Macy’s celebrated the essential workers in 2020 with special displays.
– this year, Macy’s displays the story of Tiptoe, the reindeer who wants to work for Santa Claus. You can also meet with Santa at the store or virtually here 😉
If you go to Macy’s, come into the store to see the big Christmas tree and a fifteen foot tall representation of Santa Claus above the marquee entrance!

Address: Herald Square, Broadway Between 34th and 35th Streets, NYC.
When: You can see the window display until January 5, 2020.
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Saks Fifth Avenue New York

Saks Fifth Avenue is another department store in New York.


It’s located on 5th Avenue, and every year they decorate the window with a specific topic:
– 2016: “Land of 1000 Delights,” a colorful display in a world of candies! On 5th Avenue, you’ll see the “Nutcracker Sweet.”
– 2017: celebrated the 80th Anniversary of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”!
– 2018: it’s show-time with the theme “Theater of Dreams”
– 2019: Disney is back with the theme “Frozen 2“!
– 2020: The theme is “This Is How We Celebrate,” from November 23 to January 2021.
– 2021: Saks Fifth Avenue partnered with Michelle Obama to promote and celebrate how we are reconnecting with our families and friends.

Address: 611 Fifth Avenue (at 49th Street), NYC
When: The extravaganza will play daily from 5 to 11 pm every ten minutes until January 4, 2022.
Watch the unveiling ceremony:


Bergdorf Goodman

On 5th Avenue, south of Central Park, these windows displays are very sophisticated and have great style. They are true works of art, clothes and fashion accessories are added.

Every year they change the theme.
In 2016, Bergdorf Goodman took you to “Destination Extraordinary”! A magic wonderland as The Winter Garden and Bird’s Eye View!
2017 windows were entitled “To New York With Love,” celebrating New York’s world-renowned cultural institutions, magical!
2018 made happy candies fanatics, and the theme is “Bergdorf Goodies.” So candies, cotton candy, chocolate cakes… are there!
2019 was “Bergdorf Goodman Good Times,” with surprises to be discovered around every corner of the store.
2020 theme was Bergdorf Goodness”.
In 2021, the luxury department store offers an explosion of colors, reminding us to celebrate with joy the “Present Moment”!

Address: 754 Fifth Avenue (at 58th Street), NYC
When: till January 2022.
More info:

© Ricky Zehavi


The Christmas windows of Bloomingdales store are some of the most famous in the city.
They are well known for their detail and elegance.

In 2016 the eight windows displayed unique chandeliers of visual artists like Inma Barrero, Erika deVries, and Jonah Meyer, to just name a few. You’ll understand that the theme of the year is “light” 😉 The chandeliers will be auctioned off for the Child Mind Institute.
The window displays were unveiled on November 21 with the theme “The Greatest Showman.”
2018 was about The Grinch and Dr. Seuss!
“Out of this World” was the theme of 2019, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!
In 2020, the theme was ‘Lights Up a Young Mind,’ and the ceremony took place online.
For 2021, Bloomingdale invites us to “Give Happy,” a campaign full of optimism for the future.

Address: 1000 Third Avenue at 59th Street, NYC
When: Till the first days of January 2022.
More info:

© Bloomingdale’s IG

Tiffany & Co

The jewelry Tiffany & Co also usually makes a very special decoration for Christmas, with many small details.
In 2018 the theme was “The Holidays Made By Tiffany,” with a series of scenes that pay homage to Gene Moore.
in 2019, the theme was a “Very, Very Tiffany Holiday” , I still don’t know for 2021.

Address: Tiffany & Co., 727 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022.
When?: until January 1, 2022.
More info:

Holiday Windows

Map to find the holiday windows in New York City

Take a stroll by the unique Fifth Avenue to see more Holiday Windows like Louis Vuitton, Cartier…


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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  1. Holly Wright says:
    First time visitor to NYC. Will I miss out on the Christmas atmosphere if we visit Dec 26-30th?
  2. Dante Earlson says:
    I love holiday windows! Tiffany & Co had an amazing window display that left a lasting impression on me and I wandered in there and bought my wife some jewelry a number of years back. Similarly, Joyeria Daisy had a cool booth at a business fair that left a lasting impression and I found my way there to order, once again, jewelry for the misses. I guess if you wow enough the return of customers may pay itself off. Either way, it’s really cool and makes the holidays that much more fun!
  3. Kymba Nijuck says:
    You know that Barney’s went out of business, right?
    • TeamMemo says:
      Yes I know, thank you (read my post completely before commenting 😉 ). I left a paragraph about it, because they always made spectacular displays. And at the moment I updated my post, there were rumors of a display as a goodbye. Lord & Taylor did the same las year. I have the right to be nostalgic on my own blog.
  4. Jasmine says:
    Is there a rough guide as to when any of them are unveiled?
  5. Jennifer J. says:
    Are the windows usually decorated by the weekend before Thanksgiving?
  6. Jake Sproul says:
    How long do the windows stay decorated at Macy’s?