Believe in the wonder says the sign that the giant Santa holds above one of the entrances to this iconic store. Their Christmas window displays have thrilled and entranced children (and adults) for many many years, so when I had a chance to go to NYC during this most wonderful time of the year I jumped at the opportunity to see somethings in New York I’ve never seen before – holiday windows and decorations.
I didn’t get to see all of the Macy’s window displays because, well, it was crowded! A Saturday afternoon is NOT the time to try and maneuver yourself around the stores in New York during the holidays. Inside the store you could only get to see Santa if you had booked an appointment with him previously! Wow…
But I can now say I braved the trains and the crowds to be able to cross off an item on my bucket list. It was worth it but I’d never do it again on a weekend. The theme was Yes, Virginia! There is a Santa Claus.
This window showed a book with the different names the man in the red suit is called across the globe such as Father Christmas in England and Jultomten in Sweden.
The window here was interactive in that if you rubbed Willow’s nose (which was on the outside of the window) his hind leg would move. This was a very popular window with everyone. I won’t even mention how many selfies were taken. So many selfies!
Other stores had more “modern” displays but this classic tale shown at Macy’s was a crowd pleaser with every age.