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The Ultimate Holiday Window Display Tour

Published: December 28th, 2018

Happy Holidays!

With Christmas and Hanukkah just behind us and New Year’s Eve just a few days away, you may have forgotten what day of the week it is or had to adjust your belt to a larger size (or two!). If you are up for one last holiday event, that won’t break your wallet or your waistline,  we would like to present to you a tour for one of NYC’s most well-known winter attractions,  the Holiday Window Displays.  We encourage you to take advantage of this last bit of holiday spirit. The Holiday Window Display Tour laid out step by step below, is a self-guided tour to enjoy at your leisure. Perhaps a pit stop for a hot toddy or some extra time at your favorite retailer is calling your name.  This walk around the city will have you out and about and ready to do it all.


© NYC & Co/Gus Powell as noted by NYC & Co.

Bloomingdales: 1000 Third Avenue 59th Street and, Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

Let’s start at the top, or Uptown as New Yorkers say. Head to 59thand Lexington Ave to Bloomingdale’s. This year’s theme is “The Grinch”. With this classic holiday movie as the inspiration, who wouldn’t love Christmas in the end? Make sure to have your phone ready, as there is some fun interaction to be had by all!

Barney’s New York: 660 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065

From Bloomingdale’s head west on 60thStreet towards Madison Ave. Here you will find the most unusual windows of all. Barney’s is known to never have anything on a theme, making it very on brand for them. This year’s theme is about social messages which were made in partnership with the Save the Children Foundation.

Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows, Midtown, Manhattan

Bergdorf Goodman: 754 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Head down one more block towards the Central Park on 60thStreet, then turn left to go downtown on Fifth Ave, when you hit 58th Street, you are there! This year’s theme is Bergdorf Goodies, think decadent desserts and candies!

© NYC & Co/Julienne Schaer as noted by NYC & Co.

Saks Fifth Avenue: 611 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022

As you continue down Fifth Ave, towards 50thStreet, you will pass by all the flagship shops with their holiday lights and sounds. Make sure to stop and peruse around! When you get to 50th, you have made it to Saks! This year’s theme is “Theater of Dreams”, which was produced in partnership with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Also if you head across the street, to Rockefeller Center to see the tree, make sure to look back and the amazing 10-story light display. It is straight out of a fairytale!

Lord  & Taylor: 424 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

As you head down Fifth towards 39th, you pass the New York Public Library and Bryant Park, both their own unique holiday displays. Definitely a good time for a quick pit stop and holiday treat from the market at the park! When you make it to 39th, you will see the gorgeous building which will soon close in early 2019. Due to this, Lord & Taylor has created a gorgeous send off and thank you with two window displays rather than their usual six.

Macy’s Herald Square, Midtown, Manhattan

Macy’s: 151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

Continue down Fifth Ave to 34thStreet. Here make a right and head towards Herald Square! Make sure to look up, as the Empire State Building is on the corner of 34th and 5th, and is definitely not one to be missed. Once you hit Macy’s, you will not miss it; about 10,000 people will see the windows per hour on a peak holiday! This year the windows are centered on the possibility of Santa’s sleigh breaking down, and how Sunny (an astronaut girl) and her pet fox, help save Christmas!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Library Hotel Collection!