Holiday shopping at department stores can be a nightmare, but the Christmas window displays NYC offers make combatting the tourist-packed realm that is Fifth Avenue worth it. Those ornate holiday windows decked out with hundreds of Christmas lights and more winter wonderland decor are so impressive, they might be reason enough to stroll through midtown. Our advice? Wait until the out-of-towners have gone to bed so you can view the decor free of crowds. For all the information you need to know about this year’s Christmas windows including their unveiling dates (all of which occur in November), read on below. And if you want to remain in the holiday spirit, we have recommendations on where to go ice skating in NYC, and then Christmas-themed bars (like Rolf's) where you can go to warm up afterward.
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