One of the best holiday attractions in NYC is its Christmas and holiday window displays at its department stores
. Tourists aren't the only ones who can enjoy these festive showcases in Herald Square and Fifth Avenue—even for locals, they hold a dreamy nostalgia that only comes once a year. These ornate holiday windows decked out with hundreds of Christmas lights
and more winter wonderland decor are so impressive, they can be reason enough to stroll through midtown. Just wait until after the majority of tourists have gone to bed to you can see up-close for yourself. For all the information you need to know about this year’s Christmas windows, 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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