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Holiday windows and displays in New York City 2012

Take the family on a tour of this year's stunning department store holiday windows including brand-new displays at favorites like Macy's and Lord & Taylor.

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Macy's holiday windows 2012: "The Magic of Christmas"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Macy's holiday windows 2012: "The Magic of Christmas"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Macy's holiday windows 2012: "The Magic of Christmas"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Macy's holiday windows 2012: "The Magic of Christmas"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Macy's holiday windows 2012: "The Magic of Christmas"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Bloomingdale's holiday window display - Cirque de Soleil: Worlds Away

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Bloomingdale's holiday window display - Cirque de Soleil: Worlds Away

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Bloomingdale's holiday window display - Cirque de Soleil: Worlds Away

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Bloomingdale's holiday window display - Cirque de Soleil: Worlds Away

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Bloomingdale's holiday window display - Cirque de Soleil: Worlds Away

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Henri Bendel holiday windows 2012: 1920s fashion

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Henri Bendel holiday windows 2012: 1920s fashion

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Henri Bendel holiday windows 2012: 1920s fashion

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Lord & Taylor's Holiday Window Display "Santa Claus' Day Off"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Lord & Taylor's Holiday Window Display "Santa Claus' Day Off"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Lord & Taylor's Holiday Window Display "Santa Claus' Day Off"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Lord & Taylor's Holiday Window Display "Santa Claus' Day Off"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Lord & Taylor's Holiday Window Display "Santa Claus' Day Off"

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows 2012: Snowflake Spectacular

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows 2012: Snowflake Spectacular

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows 2012: Snowflake Spectacular

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Tiffany & Co. holiday window displays 2012

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Tiffany & Co. holiday window displays 2012

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Tiffany & Co. holiday window displays 2012

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Barneys holiday windows 2012: "Electric Holiday"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Barneys holiday windows 2012: "Electric Holiday"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Barneys holiday windows 2012: "Electric Holiday"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Barneys holiday windows 2012: "Electric Holiday"

  • Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

    Barneys holiday windows 2012: "Electric Holiday"

Photograph: Nadia Chaudhury

Macy's holiday windows 2012: "The Magic of Christmas"


It just doesn’t feel like the holidays in New York City until the department store window displays go up, transforming Fifth Avenue and the surrounding areas into a festive bastion of glitter, cheer and animatronic Santas. We recommend making a day of it with the family: Grab a cup of hot chocolate and then check out some of our favorites including Bloomingdale’s Cirque du Soleil-inspired display, Macy’s more classic depiction of holiday traditions and Barneys ode to Disney and fashion in “Electric Holiday.” Before your crew heads out, scroll through our slide show, above, to get a preview of the windows. Below, we've also listed more information about each store—click through to get extra details about the displays and department store-specifc pictures. We'll be adding more photos as each store unveils their windows. 

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