The holiday season in New York City is one of the most magical times of the year and one of my favorite holiday activities is to venture to midtown to take in the sights from the tree in Rockefeller Center to the various holiday windows on Fifth Avenue. I brought my camera along to share some of what I saw.
Giant Christmas ornaments outside 1251 Avenue of the Americas
The show on the front of Saks Fifth Avenue
I wasn't that impressed with Saks' holiday windows. This one with a multitude of rotating snow globes was the only one I liked.
Their holiday party windows were more interesting to me. Check those Jimmy Choos!
A sparkly red bow on Cartier
A crystal serpent on the side of Bulgari and the 57th Street holiday snowflake
The holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman are always a favorite and some of the best. The Ziegfield Follies inspired theme brings forth the "Bergdorf Follies" in a series of dazzling and dramatic theatrical windows.
Barney's New York partnered up with Disney for their holiday windows themed "Electric Holiday" this year. A short video presentation plays on a loop. It tells the story of Minnie Mouse looking at a fabulous dress in a shop window and imagining herself transported to Paris, mingling with the fashion crowd and walking the runway with her friends. It flashes out to Mickey presenting Minnie with the the dress of her dreams. Not sure how I felt about this presentation but the Minnie and Mickey part at the end was cute.
Speaking of Christmas, here is an infographic that illustrates how much money is spent to celebrate the holiday. Pretty fascinating.