After Thanksgiving through the New Year, famous shopping streets such as Fifth Avenue
are transformed into iconic rows: filled with ornate window and lighting displays. From
bows to Christmas trees to snowflakes, stores, restaurants, and hotels are covered in
dazzling displays. Beware, the weekends and early evenings will be the busiest time. Al-
though the displays can be seen throughout the day, the night is the most magical.
Macy's in Herald Square is known for their two iconic window displays.
The first is set on Broadway between 34 th & 35 th Streets while the second
is along 34 th Street. Although the windows change each year, the windows
tell the story of the popular stories “Miracle on 34 th Street” and “Yes, Vir-
If heading to the Upper East Side, Bloomingdale's (Lexington between 59 th and 60 th
Streets) is not only another noteworthy shopping destination, but always offer playful and
interesting displays. The displays are known to integrate modern technology into the mix,
which is fun for the family of all ages. If you're with the family, be sure to stop over at