Hi friends, welcome back! It isn’t the Christmas season in NYC without a trip to the iconic Macy’s on 34thStreet. Macy’s unveiled their holiday windows on November 17th and they’ll be up until the New Year. The main window displays are on Broadway between 34th and 35th Street, and the theme this year is how we celebrate the holidays together with loved ones, featuring a touch of festive nostalgia.
Unlike the prior year where the windows told a continuing story, this years windows each depict a different nostalgic scene. The adorable reindeer Tiptoe learned to fly last year, so now she’s visiting all her woodland friends to spread some holiday cheer.
I enjoyed viewing the windows while Christmas music played alongside for the perfect experience. I thought these windows were so charming and I love the joy they bring to everyone that takes a second to stop and take in the holiday displays.
For each window I included the caption so you don’t have to find your magnifying glass. This window says “Twas almost a year since we saw Tiptoe last. During which time she learned to fly fast. Now she’s speeding her way to those near and dear. Baking cookies and treats with love and good cheer.”
“The snow lay thick and deep all over the ground, and the warmth of the season was everywhere to be found. Winter white bears wrapped in sweaters so bright. And an extra warm scarf for Tiptoe’s long flight.” This one might be my favorite, it’s just so adorable.
““More ornaments, more lights!” Said Tiptoe with glee. As she popped from a hollow in the center of the tree. Scurrying squirrels trimmed every branch and bough. “Hurry, hurry…it’s time to start the show!””
“Bouncing bunnies typed as fast as they might. Hoping Santa would grant their wishes that night. While Tiptoe read their letters as fast as she could. Knowing Santa would soon arrive if they’d all been good.”
“Dressed in plaid on the sofa they all did squeeze. It’s time for the Fox family photo. Everyone say “Cheese!” Snap, snap, snap went the camera all night. When in snuck Tiptoe and stole the limelight.”
Lastly, “As the clock strikes twelve, its Tiptoe’s big day. “Let the celebration begin!” her friends and family say. Sparkle and shine, and shouts of good cheer. “Here’s to the gift of love and a Happy New Year!”.
I created this festive video of all the windows 🙂
On 34th Street the Macy’s windows feature some neat toys.
I stopped by after visiting Hudson Yards but was a little too early. I thought it was cute the windows said no peeking! When Jon and I came back to pick out an ornament they still had the turkey up from the Thanksgiving Day parade.
After viewing the windows, take the wooden escalators up to the ninth floor Holiday Lane shop and pick out an ornament. I recommend going as early in the season as possible because you’d be surprised how picked over this area is by mid-December!
This is the ornament we picked out this year and we like to think that our apartment is one of the buildings behind the bridge.
I loved seeing Macy’s holiday windows and continuing our tradition of picking out a new ornament together. I’ve been to this Macy’s four times so far this year, but I think I’ll see Tiptoe one more time before we leave the city for the holidays. Time to check off Macy’s from my NYC Christmas Bucket List! What do you think about the holiday windows this year?