Hi friends, welcome back! Today I’m taking you on a stroll down Fifth Avenue to see all the beautiful Christmas decorations. Fifth Avenue is THE spot to be at Christmastime because it has the most bang for your buck when it comes to holiday decorations. The Christmas decor on Fifth Avenue is bookmarked with Rockefeller and Saks on 49th Street, and Bergdorf’s on 58th Street. I’ve got separate posts for Rockefeller, Saks, and Bergdorfs, so todays walk features all the great spots in between. I suggest starting with a cup of hot cocoa from the picturesque Ralph’s hot chocolate truck.
The first site you will see heading north is the beautiful St. Patrick’s Cathedral adorned in garland.
On the other side of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (technically on Madison Avenue and not Fifth Ave but we are letting it slide) is Lotte Palace and their tree is so beautiful! Last year they didn’t decorate the courtyard because it was under construction, but some of the scaffolding is gone and the courtyard is open. This area may look familiar if you’ve watched the show Gossip Girl, it was the court yard of their school.
I think the Lego store always has fun windows. They must take forever to set up!
Along Fifth Avenue there are oversized toys as with last year along with a QR code to make a donation to the Food Bank For New York City, Fifth Avenue’s charitable partner.
Cartier is always a show stopper! Although I was a tad disappointed they didn’t include the iconic red bow in their display.
Harry Winston looking classic and beautiful.
The Peninsula Hotel is one of my favorites, it’s so pretty! I love that they decorated the outside too.
Louis Vuitton is back with their giant tree alongside the building. I thought it was interesting they went with a Lego theme for their windows this year. You may have noticed that from the Macys, Bloomingdales, and Bergdorf window displays.
Last night Jon and I walked up Fifth Avenue and saw this giant UNICEF crystal snowflake hanging. I’ve somehow never seen this before, but every year since 1984 it hangs at 57th and Fifth Avenue. The snowflake is 28 feet tall, 23 feet wide, and has over 16,000 crystal prisms. It was so beautiful!
I love these giant candy canes on the building next door to Bergdorfs.
The Pulitzer Fountain is adorned with ornaments this year. I think they’re having some electrical issues because I’ve been twice and not everything lights up.
Lastly, The Plaza Hotel’s beautiful arrangement of trees. This would be a magical (but expensive) place to stay during the holidays!
Which display was your favorite?