Travel

Holiday Windows in New York City!

 

holiday window display

The Holiday season can sometimes turn a bit stressful with all the list-making and shopping and gift-giving and what not! In busy cities, it can be all the more over-whelming with the never-ending crowds! 

In NYC, department stores like Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Saks, Bloomingdales and a few others have gone out of their way to add a little extra spice to the holiday season by displaying beautiful Holiday windows! Times like these make me want to act like a tourist and go all crazy clicking photos of the beauty all around! 

Yesterday I decided to go see a few, but unfortunately I could only cover two of them. In my defense, there were so many window displays in these two stores alone, that I kinda ended up spending a lot of time over there. 😀 (Hopefully, I’ll get to see some more in a few days again!)

Saks Fifth Avenue has created winter wonders in their window displays this year, while their front facade has been completely transformed into a winter palace in the form of a bedazzling light show! 

saks-light-show

saks light show
Light show at Saks Fifth Avenue

Lord & Taylor has some real cute or as they say ‘kawaii’ display all around. My favorites were the snowmen and Rudolph on top of rotating cupcakes and the little dancing gingerbread men balancing a gingerbread house! 

lord and taylor holiday display

holiday window display

holiday-display

To tell you the truth, the photos do NOT do any justice to the actual beauty! Many of them are animated ones and I clicked a lot of videos (I have posted few small videos of them on my Insta too. Do check it if you fancy it)

If you are in or around NYC for this holiday season, be sure to check them out. Trust me, you don’t wanna miss them! For those who can’t make it, I hope you like this little eye candy through my post! 😉

Have a lovely day ahead!!

Smiling Notes

 

65 Comments

  • Jim

    December 11, 2015

    wow! amazing! wonderful shots.

    • Smiling Notes

      December 11, 2015

      Thanks a lot Jim! I tried my best 🙂

  • amaya911

    December 11, 2015

    Beautiful! ? Thanks for sharing them!

    • Smiling Notes

      December 11, 2015

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked it 🙂

  • seaangel4444

    December 11, 2015

    These photos are absolutely breathtaking!!! Cher xo

  • amaya911

    December 11, 2015

    This might be a silly question but are the cakes and cupcakes real?

    • Smiling Notes

      December 11, 2015

      Hehe don’t worry it’s not a silly question.. and although they looked sooo real, they were not 😀

  • simplygailg

    December 11, 2015

    I haven’t had a chance to see the displays yet but I can’t wait. These are all really beautiful. 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      December 11, 2015

      Yup you should definitely see them… but preferably not on a weekend.. you know why right? 😉

      • simplygailg

        December 11, 2015

        Yes, absolutely, it gets as bad as Times Square and I can’t deal! During the week is definitely preferable.

        • Smiling Notes

          December 12, 2015

          Yup I went yesterday still it was crowded with tourists ?

          • simplygailg

            December 12, 2015

            It’s still worth it though; it helps to get people into the Christmas spirit!

          • Smiling Notes

            December 12, 2015

            Haha very true ?

  • Freda @ Aromatic essence

    December 12, 2015

    Such stunning displays! Thanks for sharing them with us Shamira 🙂

  • Lina

    December 12, 2015

    Lovely photography ☺☺☺

  • speedyrabbit

    December 12, 2015

    OMB these window displays are beautiful,thank you for sharing these with us,xx Rachel and Speedy

    • Smiling Notes

      December 12, 2015

      Glad you liked my post!! Thanks a lot! ?

  • kaarlaa88

    December 12, 2015

    These are super gorgeous!! Hopefully one day I get to see displays like these in real life! 🙂

    http://makeupandflowers.me

    • Smiling Notes

      December 12, 2015

      Thank you.. Glad you liked it!! ?

  • mopana

    December 12, 2015

    You opened a window to a wonderful world 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      December 12, 2015

      Aww thanks for such a lovely compliment!! ?

      • mopana

        December 12, 2015

        Always 🙂

  • yellowwolf80

    December 12, 2015

    Stunning!!

  • Erika Kind

    December 12, 2015

    This is a dream! I wished to be in NYC once around Christmas time. It must be so beautiful!

    • Smiling Notes

      December 12, 2015

      Yes Erika! It’s really magical at this time of the year! ?

      • Erika Kind

        December 12, 2015

        Awh… I experienced Christmas once while living in the suburbs of Buffalo. But in a City like Manhattan it must be just amazing! You are lucky!

        • Smiling Notes

          December 12, 2015

          Yes I feel truly lucky.. And for once I don’t mind the crowds here ?

          • Erika Kind

            December 12, 2015

            I totally get you! 🙂 Enjoy!

  • anroworld

    December 12, 2015

    Fantastic photos, Shamira, I live the atmosphere, so Christmas-like! And designers did a good job! I have never been to NY and especially at Christmas, so thank you for showing me it! Great!

    • Smiling Notes

      December 12, 2015

      Glad I could share something that you enjoyed Ann! Thank you so much! ?

  • Lifestylebites3

    December 12, 2015

    Very festive and Christmassy.

    • Smiling Notes

      December 12, 2015

      Yup…really lightens up the mood!

  • ddr_74

    December 12, 2015

    Gorgeous!

  • apuginthekitchen

    December 12, 2015

    Isn’t it beautiful!! Although I think Santa needs to wear flip flops and bermuda shorts it’s so warm here. NYC is magical during the holidays.

    • Smiling Notes

      December 12, 2015

      Haha true it’s been an unexceptionally warm winter this year ?

  • thespiritkeepers

    December 12, 2015

    Beautiful photos. I really like the Saks display not that the other ones didn’t stand out they did. Saks was my prefered choice.

    • Smiling Notes

      December 12, 2015

      Yeah the Saks one is really pretty!

  • gwyncurbygodwin

    December 13, 2015

    Makes me want to fly up there today.

  • amaya911

    December 13, 2015

    Reblogged this on Life of an El Paso Woman and commented:
    These are beautiful photos!

  • Jen

    December 13, 2015

    They definitely outdid themselves this year! I don’t remember their display being as great last year! Are you planning to go see the Macy’s Window display on 34th st?

    • Smiling Notes

      December 13, 2015

      it’s definitely more beautiful than last year. Yes I’m planning to go see the Macy’s display.. I heard Bloomingdales and Tiffany & co also have lovely display this year!

      • Jen

        December 13, 2015

        I haven’t been around Macy’s yet, but I do want to go take a look. Their displays are always nice. Next time i’m in the city, i’ll try and see Bloomingdale and Tiffany & co!

  • Lynz Real Cooking

    December 13, 2015

    These are amazing photos! So nice of you to share with us!! Wow

  • luckyjc007

    December 13, 2015

    Thank you, I love them all. Sure wish I could see them in person. 🙂

    • Smiling Notes

      December 13, 2015

      I’m so happy you liked them! ?

  • dray0308

    December 13, 2015

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    Introducing Smiling Notes!!

    • Smiling Notes

      December 14, 2015

      Thanks a lot for the re-blog Danny!

      • dray0308

        December 14, 2015

        My pleasure!

  • Sadie's Nest

    December 14, 2015

    People are so creative! Since I won’t be making it to NYC, thanks for posting!

    • Smiling Notes

      December 14, 2015

      I’m glad I can share a piece of NYC through my post ? Thank you so much!

  • The Thought Card

    December 14, 2015

    Will have to make time to check them out!

    • Smiling Notes

      December 14, 2015

      You should definitely do it.. I prefer weekdays coz the weekends can sometimes get mad crazy! ??

  • Globalinfo4all

    December 23, 2015

    NYC – Amazing and Colorful 🙂 Thank you for sharing!!!

    • Smiling Notes

      December 24, 2015

      Thanks for visiting .. Glad you liked it ?

      • Globalinfo4all

        December 26, 2015

        Thank you too?? you made it liked ??

Comments are closed.