The Most Beautiful Holiday Windows in New York

Where to find most stunning holiday windows in NYC

It’s that time of the year and the Holiday Windows in New York attracts many visitors from all over the world. Right after Thanksgiving, the city is decorated with wreaths, holiday signs, and bright lights. Each year, New York City department stores design their entire window displays and usually has a theme.

You can tell department stores put time and effort into these decorations. There is a lot of detail that goes into the Holiday Windows in New York. Of course, this is not just something special for New York tourists during Christmas in New York.

Where are the window displays in NYC?

Throughout the year, the big department stores prepare for the upcoming Holiday season in New York. We recommend walking from Central Park on Fifth Avenue towards Herald Square to get you in the mood. The city is adorned with wreaths and bright lights everywhere. You’ll be able to admire the Rockefeller Center’s Christmas Tree along the way.

What stores in NYC have Christmas window displays?

Keep heading downtown towards Herald Square and you’ll discover some of the city’s most beautiful window displays in NYC. Incidentally, the most beautiful Holiday Windows in New York are available from Tiffany & Co, Saks Fifth Avenue and of course Macy’s. The mega-store is also decorated inside. Here are a few more stores with beautiful holiday windows in NYC:

  • Bloomingdale’s. Third Avenue at 59th Street.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Macy’s
  • Barneys. Madison Avenue at 61st Street.
  • Bergdorf Goodman. Fifth Avenue at 58th Street.
  • Empty store on Fifth Avenue with designs of the romance of the city in high winter, with scenes of ice skating in Central Park and skyscrapers made of gingerbreads

With different revealing dates of their famous holiday windows in NYC Macy’s and Saks never disappoint.

In 2021 you can see the Saks Holiday Windows from November 22 on. The 3 minutes and 23 seconds long light show can be seen daily every 10 minutes from 4:30 pm to 11:35 pm.

Buy Christmas Decoration in New York

Are you looking for Christmas decorations to bring home with you? We recommend a visit to the top floor of the mega department store Macy’s. The huge Christmas department on the 9th floor “Holiday Lane” is the absolute highlight. Incidentally, you can also buy Christmas decorations there.

Other stores are located on Fifth Avenue or the Winter Village Holiday Market in Midtown. Another very popular New York Christmas decor store is The Christmas Cottage (871 7th Ave, New York).

Photos of the Holiday Windows in New York

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Paula Wargo

Beautiful windows..but I would have like to see them from the ground leval as if I were standing on the sidewalk an really enjoying them……To get the whole NY experience like when I was a younger adult…..Try that next time…You will get a better response from the people looking at JUST PICTURES….Tho they are beautiful Its not the same…


Can you please list which window displays have the traditional theme? I know when I went out there a couple years ago, some of the big name stores listed in your article had displays that really weren’t what I consider Christmas themed (mannequins with yellow outfits for example). Thanks!


Hi Cincolo,
will do 🙂 As soon as we see the holiday windows I will update the article!!!

Big big thanks for your feedback and have a wonderful time in NYC!


Rebecca Ann Talton

Do you know when the windows at Macy’s in NYC will be decorated for Christmas, 2021?


Hi Rebecca,
I don’t have the exact dates so far. I am still waiting for an answer of Macy’s :/

As soon as I have the answer I will update the article!!

All the best!!


Please, let me know when the department store windows Christmas decorations come down. I dont’ want to come too late. Thank you.


Hi! You should visit New York before December 24 to see the Christmas decorations 🙂

All the best and have a wonderful time in NYC!!

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