Dazzling Holiday Window Displays in NYC

Bergdorf Goodman's Fifth Avenue, New York City...
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New York is magical during the holidays. The spirit is cheerful and the shops are wrapped in ribbons and lights, decked out mid-November through New Years.

Drape yourself in your coziest coat, slip into your warmest boots, grab a hot cocoa and  bag of hot chestnuts from one of the many street vendors and hit the pavement to see the spectacular window displays.

Begin at the Macy’s window displays (Herald Square and Broadway between 34th and 35th streets).

Walk east along 34th Street to Fifth Avenue, then north on Fifth Avenue to the Lord and Taylor windows (38th and 5th Avenue).

Continue north up Fifth Avenue, past the New York Public Library, to the Saks Fifth Avenue windows (Fifth Avenue at 49th Street). Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, right next door, then admire the glistening, larger-than-life Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center across the street.

Still continue walking north up Fifth Avenue to Bergdorf Goodman’s windows at (Fifth Avenue at 58th Street).

Walk one block east to Madison Avenue and then three blocks north to the windows at Barney’s (600 Madison Avenue).

If you want to keep going, why not hit Bloomie’s–walk two blocks south to 59th Street and then a couple of avenues east to Third Avenue.

Now, it’ time to warm up your tootsies with a steamy cup of cocoa. My next blog will fill you in on where to snag the best cup in town!

Author: Laurie Bain Wilson

I write about travel, food and lifestyle, for outlets including The Boston Globe and OpenTable.com. As a contributing writer to TravelChannel.com, I was the site’s NYC expert and wrote dozens of pieces. I have also written for other publications and websites, including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Time Out NY For Kids, salon.com, travelmuse.com, Boston Herald, New England Travel & Life, Woman’s Day, New York Daily News, Parenting and more. I was a travel editor for ten years at a national glossy bridal magazine in NYC where I wrote and edited hundreds of articles that revolved around planning honeymoons and destination weddings. I still write about honeymoons for bridal magazines. And I also collaborated on How to Organize Just About Everything with Peter Walsh; I wrote 80 mini-chapters. I have written several travel guidebooks and a children’s baseball novel, Catcher in the Sky. I also co-authored several Murder, She Wrote novels--they are Manhattans and Murder, Rum and Razors and Three Strikes, You're Dead. If you’d like to check out some of my articles, please visit http://muckrack.com/laurieheather If you’re on Twitter, please follow me @laurieheather And my linked in profile can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriebainwilson

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