Thursday, November 3, 2016

NYC Christmas Windows - an Illustrated Guide

Around the holidays, people flood to New York City's department stores. Some come in search of the perfect gift while others choose to window shop. As befits the Greatest City in the World, New York's Christmas windows are a magical pageant of light, color, and design. Here, I'll share my favorite way to see them in a day.

I like to start at 34th Street and work my way uptown, avoiding the worst of the crowds at Macy's (there are lines just to see the windows by mid-morning) and giving me options of how I'd like to extend my day once I hit Central Park. This twenty-three block stretch of Manhattan contains some of the most famous shops in the world and in December, you'll get to experience them at their most iconic.