Peek in Our Windows

Posted December 12, 2019

It's that time of year again, friends. holiday windows! Here's what you can expect:

Macy's was the first store to decorate their windows for the holidays, way back in 1874. A few years later, for better or worse, they stayed open until midnight on Christmas Eve...laying the basis for the crazy holiday shopping we experience today.

This year's theme? Believe in Wonder, which features Santa Girl, who watches the Thanksgiving Day Parade from her bedroom window and dreams of being Santa Claus. (Don't we all want to be the big guy?) Believe in wonder, people. It can happen!

Bergdorf Goodman has dressed seven windows for this year's theme, Bergdorf GoodTimes. The creators wanted to highlight fun and games this year, and you'll find musical chairs, a scavenger hunt, a pinball machine and a life-sized chess game!

Bloomingdales is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, so you can expect space explorers and robotic arms hanging gold ornaments on a tree. For those who can sing (and hell, it's the holiday season, so even for those who can't sing--don't judge), the there will be a karaoke machine for guests to croon holiday classics.

The kids will love Saks Fifth Avenue windows. Elsa, Anna and Olaf will be featured in a nod to Frozen 2. And each evening the store's facade becomes a light show, set to the soundtrack of Frozen songs, as shown in the featured photo.

And finally, Nordstrom's enters the competition with its first holiday season in the city. The theme is Festive Scandinavian Holiday and visitors can expect to see more than 700 Scandinavian-inspired ornaments, 120 trimmed trees and 150 chandeliers, plus lots and lots of lights.

Check them out when you visit!

Image via Andrew Dallos/Flickr