Check out the city's best holiday window displays

The only time of the year when window-shopping is actually fun: the holiday season, when Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and other department stores create festive worlds behind glass.

Bundle up and let the city's best holiday window displays transport you to the North Pole and beyond without leaving midtown.

Saks Fifth Avenue's "Land of 1,000 Delights" holiday window display will take you to an enchanted world of sugar-coated royalty. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Giant lollipops, sparkly sugar snowflakes and a towering princess cake light up Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th streets. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

The display at Saks lights up daily between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. through Jan. 6. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)



Forget what's under the Christmas tree -- this one is adorned with tiny Tiffany's pearls. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Tiffany's hottest duo is skating under the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

The Tiffany's display, next to Trump Tower, will sparkle down Fifth Avenue through the holiday season. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

This year's theme: #LovePeaceJoyProject. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

The "Peace, Love and Joy" project is a bit obscure, blending fiction, imagination and reality. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)



The animated cast of "South Park" even made it into this year's display. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Macy's is having a good ol' fashion Christmas this year. Mr. and Mrs. Claus are hanging out in the windows on 34th Street to find out who's been naughty and nice. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

The display, filled with games and traditional Christmas characters, takes us back to our childhoods. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Before Santa sets off on Christmas Eve, he'll be checking his list one last time in midtown. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Bergdorf Goodman is dreaming of a green Christmas. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)



The intricate holiday windows throw mannequins into various locations across the globe, both realistic and fictional, for the "Destination Extraordinary" theme. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Check them out for yourself at 754 5th Ave. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)


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