Where to Find NYC’s Holiday Window Displays

Where to Find NYC’s Holiday Window Displays

Bottega Veneta

In the weeks leading up to the holidays, Manhattan’s most famed stores tend toward extravagant displays of holiday cheer in their windows. Most notably, Macy’s Herald Square location gets all decked out for the season both inside—where kids line up to meet Santa—and out. Other than Macy’s, your best bet for holiday window displays is to take a walk up Fifth Avenue, starting at Lord & Taylor (38th Street) where holiday music is piped onto the pine tree-lined sidewalk.

Continuing along Fifth, the action really starts around 49th Street with Saks Fifth Avenue’s light display and art deco style scenes peppering their windows. Across the way in Rockefeller Center, Cole Haan (50th Street) features snowy scenes with wreaths and lights while Anthropologie (50th Street) depicts snowy cityscapes covered in birds.

Salvatore Ferragamo

Further north, Polo Ralph Lauren’s (55th Street) windows offer holiday scenes include large clocks and animated falling snow amid cold-weather clothing. Bottega Veneta (55th Street) places handbags, shoes and other accessories inside mailboxes covered in holly leaves with a snowy backdrop. Bergdorf Goodman (58th Street) features different depictions of the arts, from literature and architecture to dance and theater.

Along the way, you’ll notice intricate light displays covering the storefronts of shops like Tiffany & Co. (57th Street), Harry Winston (56th Street), Salvatore Ferragamo (52nd Street) and Versace (52nd Street).

When you arrive at the southeast corner of Central Park, detour east along 59th Street to check out the display at Bloomingdale’s flagship location between Lexington and 3rd avenues. Then head a few blocks northwest for Hermès (62nd Street) and Barneys New York (61st Street), both on Madison Avenue.

Polo Ralph Lauren

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