‘Tis The Season: New York’s Decked Out

The city decks out for the holidays with elaborate decorations in store windows and, of course, the giant tree at Rockefeller Center.

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T. Michael Keza
Department stores are not the only businesses decking out for the holidays, These Christmas bulbs are a fixture at the McGraw-Hill building in mid-town Manhattan.
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T. Michael Keza
From Macys and Lord & Taylor to Bloomingdale's and Barneys in New York City. The holidays would not be complete without some last minute shopping. Many smaller displays, like this one in an East Side shop celebrate both Hanukka and Christmas holidays.
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T. Michael Keza
Giant Christmas tree balls are on display in front of the Chase bank building while Radio City Music Hall glows in the background.
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T. Michael Keza
The Snowflake Spectacular illuminates the Saks Fifth Avenue’s store with its brilliant LED-light show choreographed to a modern version of "Carol of the Bells" the building features 72,000 energy efficient lights and 50 decorative snowflakes reaching 10 stories high.
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T. Michael Keza
Saks Fifth Avenue's holiday windows are always a hit with tourists and locals alike. They are always unique and feature the latest in fashion trends. Even with the economic downturn this year is no exception.
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T. Michael Keza
Saks 5th Avenue features whimsical holiday window displays to attract shoppers of all ages.
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T. Michael Keza
Many of the windows at Saks Fifth Avenue's store were inspired by new children's holiday book, A Flake Like Mike, written by Emmy-award-winning Simpsons writer Mike Reiss and illustrated by artist Chris Capuozzo.
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T. Michael Keza
The American Girl Place holiday display in New York is always popular with the kids. It's situated in the heart of the Big Apple’s most prestigious shopping, cultural, and business neighborhood, 5th Avenue.
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T. Michael Keza
The theme of this year’s display at the Macy’s Herald Square flagship, which bills itself as the world’s largest store and is celebrating its 150th anniversary, is the making of Christmas magic.
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T. Michael Keza
Macy's historians trace the windows back to the end of the 19th century, when Macy had to hire extra workers to wind up the toys on a schedule to keep them humming.
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T. Michael Keza
Macy's Holiday Window Displays are typically unveiled in early November. Each year Macy's has windows depicting scenes from Miracle on 34th Street and a second set of windows with a changing holiday theme.
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T. Michael Keza
Macy's Flagship store at Herald Square is a very popular shopping destination for visitors to New York City. Macy's Herald Square is well known for its Thanksgiving Day Parade, Holiday Window Displays, and Visits with Santa.
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Michael Keza
Window shopping takes on a whole new meaning as Manhattan's most celebrated department stores show their wares in holiday windows. Shoppers stop to view the decorated windows at Macy's.
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T. Michael Keza
Macy's displays are aimed at the kids this year. They love the displays with crazy moving parts showing how toys are made for Christmas.
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T. Michael Keza
The new Victoria Secret store in Manhattan did not miss out on the desire to attract mostly male customers with their Christmas window display. Designed to look like a wealthy woman's boudoir the store is both decadent and glamorous.
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T. Michael Keza
Tourists stop to take photos in front of Fidelity Investment's office in mid-town Manhattan.
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T. Michael Keza
The famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is located in the center of Rockefeller Plaza between 47th and 50th Streets and 5th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan. The tree is a specially selected Norway Spruce from Connecticut.
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T. Michael Keza
Ribbons, bows and tiaras are featured on the outside of the Cartier store on the corner of 5th Avenue and 52nd Street in Manhattan.
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T. Michael Keza
While it’s not really a Christmas display the colorful window at the Museum of Modern Art’s restaurant is a riotous rainbow of color, courtesy of an installation created by the Brazilian artist collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus and commissioned by MoMA.
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