A Window Wonderland: Peek Into Decked-Out Holiday Shop Windows Around NYC

Take a virtual tour of the city's most incredible holiday window displays.

New York City is truly a window wonderland during December with a seasonal spirit that's contagious and festive. It's truly a season of variety, from interactive to dramatic to innovative, the Big Apple during the holidays never disappoints. Each retailer is able to tell their own story through creative visuals, technical expertise and lots of interactive experiences.

Our first stop is Macy's Herald Square.

Santa's Got Mail at Macy's Herald Square

Photo by: Nancy Fire

Nancy Fire

Santa can never have enough fan mail, according to Macy's Herald Square holiday windows.

Pinball Wizard at Macy's Herald Square

Photo by: Nancy Fire

Nancy Fire

I watched magic happen when I played this giant, interactive pinball machine with dancing bears and light-up elves.

Holy Holograms at Macy's Herald Square

Holograms happen right before your eyes when owls turn into reindeer.

Nice-o-Meter at Macy's Herald Square

Photo by: Nancy Fire

Nancy Fire

Are you naughty or nice this holiday season?

Enchanted Forest at Lord & Taylor (Fifth Avenue)

Photo by: Nancy Fire

Nancy Fire

Giddy geese dance through the snow at Lord & Taylor.

Nocturnal Lights at Lord & Taylor (Fifth Avenue)

More holograms and night creatures fill the windows at Lord & Taylor's Enchanted Forest.

Love, Peace, Joy at Barneys

Celebrated artists partnered with Barneys to create inventive windows interpreting Love, Peace and Joy themes for the holidays.

Destination Extraordinary at Bergdorf Goodman (Fifth Avenue)

Celebrating 125 years on Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman's holiday windows are filled with lush locales, unexpected landscapes and green gardens in earthy hues. These are by far the most elaborate and fashion-forward windows of the season.

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