A visit to 5th Avenue stores needn’t be all about shopping – the sheer lavishness of the festive decorations is a sight that children will remember forever. Combine a visit to see all the lights and storefront décor with some gingerbread and hot chocolate to warm up with afterward and you’ll have created a little more magic in the lives of kids. Most stores have already unveiled their windows and the displays will go through to the 6th January for most. Wrap up warmly, wear comfortable shoes and set off to enjoy the lights after sunset.
Expect a sea of twinkling lights amidst rich greenery covering the storefront that beckons visitors into a Christmas fantasyland. Window displays feature dioramas drawing the eye into the 3D fantasy of the Enchanted Forest. See squirrels ski down the outlines of the bear whose body is buried in snow, and the owl protecting her chicks set against snowy winter scenes. The geese with sumptuous garlands and snowshoes are bound to raise a smile.