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  1. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  2. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  3. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  4. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  5. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  6. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  7. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  8. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  9. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha WilliamsThe 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to the Macy's Santa.
  10. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  11. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  12. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  13. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  14. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  15. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  16. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  17. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

  18. Photograph: Martha Williams
    Photograph: Martha Williams

    The 2014 Macy's holiday windows theme is "The Journey of a Christmas Wish" and follows a young girl's wish list as it travels to Macy's.

Macy's State Street sets up its holiday windows

Take a sneak peek at the snow, sleighs and Santas that will fill 2014's whimsical Christmas display

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They'll be revealed to the public at 9am on Saturday, November 8, but if you can't wait that long, here's a preview of the holiday windows—still under construction—at Macy's State Street.

Of course, the tradition dates back to Marshall Field's, which pioneered the practice of animated Christmas displays, long before A Christmas Story and long before Macy's took over the department store in 2006.

This year's windows feature the story of a little girl who sends her wish list to Santa, which takes spectators to Santa's workshop, on Santa's gift-giving sleigh ride and finally to Macy's on State Street.

The holiday windows will be on display November 8–January 11, 2015.

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