Merry Christmas from Fifth Avenue!

Christmas is a special time in New York City.  Although overrun with tourists flocking to see the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, it’s difficult not to get caught up in the spirit of the holiday season.  From street signs to souvenir shops, stores on Fifth Avenue didn’t spare any expense in welcoming the holiday season.

fifth ave christmas

Burberry‘s windows were filled with large gold ornaments.  (Hey look, there’s my reflection!)

burberry fifth ave

While Miu Miu‘s windows displayed ornate holiday scenes.

miu miu fifth ave

Nutcrackers stood guard outside the St. Regis Hotel.

st regis fifth ave

The Peninsula Hotel added carousel horses to its Christmas decorations.

fifth ave christmas

Lord and Taylor celebrated the 75th anniversary of its famous holiday window displays with an interactive Santa’s workshop and life-size snow globes.

lord and taylor christmas

lord and taylor christmas

In addition to the several large snow globes, Lord and Taylor displayed classic intricate Christmas scenes.

lord and taylor christmas

lord and taylor christmas

lord and taylor christmas

While Salvatore Ferragamo‘s window displays weren’t overly impressive…

ferragamo fifth ave

…it was difficult not to notice these fantastic sparkly Ferragamo stilettos!

ferragamo fifth ave

Saks Fifth Avenue is famous for its holiday windows.  Tourists line up around the corner each season for a chance to view the Christmas magic.

saks fifth ave christmas

saks fifth ave christmas

saks fifth ave christmas

Rockefeller Center is home to the most iconic of Christmas decorations – its famous Christmas tree.

rockefeller christmas tree

There is never a shortage of people making their way into Rockefeller Center during Christmas season in an attempt to catch a glimpse of the famous nutcrackers, skating rink and Christmas angels.

rockefeller christmas

rockefeller christmas

rockefeller

rockefeller

rockefeller christmas

rockefeller christmas

Fendi wrapped its entire store with massive B Belts!

fendi fifth ave christmas

It’s no surprise Harry Winston bejeweled its entire shop.

harry winston fifth ave christmas

harry winston fifth christmas

harry winston fifth christmas

Bulgari also adorned its shop with bright Bulgari jewelry.

bulgari fifth

bulgari fifth

bulgari fifth christmas

Cartier was the most impressive shop on Fifth Avenue though.  Cartier wrapped itself in a big bright bow and let the panthers loose.  Even the Christmas trees dazzled with Cartier boxes.

cartier fifth ave

cartier fifth ave

cartier fifth ave

cartier fifth ave

cartier fifth ave

cartier fifth ave

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20 comments on Merry Christmas from Fifth Avenue!

  1. InsideJourneys
    December 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm (4 years ago)

    You got some fabulous shots! The day I made it there, it began to rain and my umbrella wouldn’t cooperate. I missed many shots and didn’t make it above 55th! I always love the Cartier window — one of my favorites. And Bulgari, and Harry Winston, and, and, and…..NYC’s the best place to be at Christmas.
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  2. TheTuscan
    December 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm (4 years ago)

    Much more colorful and decorated than I expected. Awesome! Definitely worth a visit on Christmas time.
    When do Christmas decorations start being put in place in New York? Late November?

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  3. Micamyx|Senyorita
    December 28, 2012 at 2:04 am (4 years ago)

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I would like to visit New York City soon, but my main reason is to watch Manila Luzon perform live hehe 😀 My first time here. Cheers 😀
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  4. Scott - Quirky Travel Guy
    December 31, 2012 at 1:22 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve been to New York many times but never during the holidays. I went once in January, so I got the freezing cold weather without the holiday decorations. I can tell I am definitely missing out. Fantastic pics!
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  5. Kiefer
    January 2, 2013 at 2:19 am (4 years ago)

    we had so much fun here in dubai! awesome new year eve too!

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