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Courtesy: Paul Seibert Photography

The Empire State Building adds a “Star Wars” theme to its holiday decorations

Here's how to check them out!

By
Danielle Valente
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The holiday spirit is strong with this one. 

The Empire State Building has released its seasonal activities lineup, and Star Wars fans will be delighted: The annual Fifth Ave window display, which will only be visible to tenants and Observatory visitors exiting the attraction, is decked out in a LEGO take on a galaxy far, far away. (Yes, you can expect to see the Child, making it one of NYC's most highly anticipated Christmas events

Have a look at ESB's Star Wars window display!

star wars empire state building holidays
Courtesy: Paul Seibert Photography
star wars empire state building holidays
Courtesy: Paul Seibert Photography
star wars empire state building holidays
Courtesy: Paul Seibert Photography
star wars empire state building holidays
Courtesy: Paul Seibert Photography

Plus, there's more to look forward to!

For the first time, the Empire State Building will offer family holiday portraits on Nov 30 and Dec 4. With purchase of a premium ticket to the 102nd floor Observatory, guests will choose a time slot to have a professional photo taken on the Grand Staircase in the Observatory lobby, which will be illuminated in red and green. 

Staying in this winter? 

Not a problem, iconic family attraction's got you covered. The Empire State Realty Trust and iHeartMedia have joined forces to bring you a festive light and sound show that you can enjoy from your window (or on the livecam if you're not in range of midtown). From Dec 19–25, New Yorkers can enjoy artist Marc Brickman's light show, which will be synced with Carrie Underwood’s new song “Hallelujah.”

Be sure to explore other great light shows as well as fun—and safe, socially-distanced—things to do in December

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