It is Christmas time and sometimes this shopping season in New York City can be nightmarish, especially if your gift list forces you to fight the current of the tourist-packed stream known as Fifth Avenue. But at least you can take a look at department stores’ ornate Christmas window displays between a gift and another.
Tiffany & Co. holiday windows
The jewelry institution flashes back to the 19th century for this year’s holiday displays, with each window depicting a fairy-tale–like winter diorama.
Available: December 13–early January
Saks Fifth Avenue
For 2015, Saks is filling its windows with wintery versions of some of the world’s greatest natural and man-made wonders—an icy Colosseum, a snowy Great Wall of China, a frozen Great Barrier Reef (complete with a very cold mermaid).
Available: November 23–January 4
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Macy’s holiday windows
In honor of a big year for Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang, Macy’s is dedicating its window displays this year to Charles Schultz’s cartoon creations.
Available: November 20–January 4
Lord & Taylor holiday windows
Singer-songwriter Austin Mahone helps reveal this year’s holiday display, performing during an opening event that celebrates and supports the store’s new partnership with Habitat for Humanity New York City.
Available: November 12–January 6
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Henri Bendel holiday windows
An extravaganza of lights 40 feet high decorates the front of the store. The shop’s main window features a Parisian apartment-inspired display, and the atrium holds a two-story tree with giant versions of Bendel’s holiday ornaments.
November 17–January 4
Bloomingdale’s holiday windows
The windows themselves will focus on the theme of perceiving the holidays through the various senses and include mirrored sculptures and floral displays from world-renowned florist Jeff Leatham.
Available: November 18–January 4
Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows
Bergdorf’s displays are going all-out on Swarovski this year in honor of the crystal maker’s 120th anniversary. More than 7 million Swarovskis were used to create the display, with each window presenting a different crystalline theme.
Available: November 17–January 4
Source – TimeOut