If you travel to New York in November and / 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. The windows are decorated by real artists, 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 was all about “Believe In The Wonder Of Giving” to represent the spirit of the season, the joy of sharing with those we love.
– 2019 is about “Tree Lighting & Holiday Parades“!
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.
More info: www.visitmacysusa.com
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 the 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“!
Address: 611 Fifth Avenue (at 49th Street), NYC
When: The extravaganza will play daily from 5 to 11 pm every ten minutes until January 2, 2020.
Watch the unveiling ceremony: www.saksfifthavenue.com
Barneys New York Department Store
If you want to see modern displays in New York, this one Is for you.
It always have a humorous touch by using objects that are not common for a Christmas decoration. Last year’s was more social/political, part of a new tradition maybe .
The theme in 2016 was “Love, Peace, and Joy” in very creative interpretations and the presence of the characters of South Park to celebrate its 20 years on TV!
2017 was a social campaign themed displays by the Haas Brothers! The messages are identified as #HaasRules: “Primordial”, “Utopia, “Millennium”, “Mushroom Singularity”. The Flagship Store (Downtown) reveals a message “Snake Love, Not War”, even the inside staircase is decorated with a vibrant snakeskin print!
2018 keeps the tradition with a “Make Change” theme, in partnership with the association “Save the Children”.
The store is closing and it seems that there will be no special holiday display in 2019 :/
Address: 660 Madison Avenue (at 61st Street), NYC
When: No dates.
More info: www.thewindow.barneys.com
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, the theme is “Bergdorf Goodies”. Candies, cotton candie, chocolate cakes… are there!
2019 is “Bergdorf Goodman Good Times“, with surprises to be discovered around every corner of the store.
Address: 754 Fifth Avenue (at 58th Street), NYC
When: till January 2020.
More info: www.blog.bergdorfgoodman.com
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” is the theme of 2019, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!
Address: 1000 Third Avenue at 59th Street, NYC
When: Till the first days of January 2019.
Tiffany & Co
The jewelry Tiffany & Co also usually makes a very special decoration for Christmas, with many small details.
In 2018 the theme wass “The Holidays Made By Tiffany” with a series of scenes that pay homage to Gene Moore.
And this year, the theme is a “Very, Very Tiffany Holiday”.
Address: Tiffany & Co., 727 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022.
When?: until January 1, 2019.
More info: www.press.tiffany.com/
Map to find the holiday windows in New York City
Take a stroll by the amazing Fifth Avenue to see more Holiday Windows like Louis Vuitton, Cartier…
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