I work in Manhattan right near Herald Square. So last year, it was a real treat to see the Macy’s Christmas Windows. There’s still something pretty darn magical about them.
This year, I managed to take note the day they were unveiled! You see, Macy’s has to make a pretty big deal out of everything, and the store’s holiday windows are a pretty big deal to begin with.
The day they were pulling down the curtains on the windows (at a big 5 pm event, no less), they set things up nicely for us New Yorkers. Sure it was about 45 degrees outside, but that didn’t matter. All day, Macy’s did its best to keep everyone happy and entertained.
There was a huge tent with Keurig coffee (and a super long line) to try out dozens of flavors. But what really blew me away was that Herald Square, right there in between 34th and 35th Street, was transformed into an outdoor movie theater. Loads of tables and chairs were set up, along with a slew of comfy couches. And one big honkin’ TV was set up in front showing (what else?) but Miracle on 34th Street.
Yeah, Macy’s definitely knows how to throw a kick-off party.
I didn’t stick around to watch the unveiling at 5, but I did stop by the windows the next day. And this year’s theme revolved around the Final Frontier. Yes, kids, we’re talking about Santa in Space!
Each window depicted a Christmas scene on a different planet, ending with good old Earth!
Yeah that window above is Mars. I just had to get a close-up of the crazy creepy martians in this one! How many little kids went screaming away in terror, ya think? (Besides me, I mean.)
My definite favorite, though, was Uranus & Neptune. It was like two huge Frost Giants having a snowball fight!
And finally, Santa comes racing down to the coolest little Earth ever, complete with a giant Elephant balloon for the Macy’s parade!
If you get a chance to hit Manhattan this month, it’s definitely worth a trip to Herald Square to soak in these far out holiday windows at Macy’s. Many of them have small videos and even games in the windows, and of course, there’s loads of neat animatronics too.
I guess you could say that this year… sorry…. the holiday windows at Macy’s are really out of this world!
Have you ever seen the Macy’s Holiday Windows?
19 thoughts on “Macy’s Sends Santa to Space for the Holidays”
What a great way to begin the season. Hoping to get there before it is too late to see the display!
There’s a Macy’s where I live, but they definitely don’t go all out like that. This would be nice to see in person!
Oh, wow. That looks absolutely magical from start to finish. I attend Macy’s events every once in a while and they definitely know what they’re doing!
Oh my gosh that is gorgeous! I can not believe I have not made it to New York City yet. It’s on my bucket list. I have wanted to go just to look at windows ever since the movie Mannequin came out…. did I just totally date myself? LOL
Yes, you dated yourself. But it’s okay. I’m right there with ya.
How cool! I love the pictures and it looks like lots of fun!
I too am in love with the outdoor theater! You could have a lot of fun there and yes, to see the Macy’s parade is on my bucket list too!
I have to go check that out…I love when they do that in the windows, I always stop by those stores to check them out. I want to go with him next time he goes to outer space 🙂
Nope, I’ve never seen the Macy’s windows. But OH MAN would I love to see them in person! I love all the detail they put into every aspect of this event!
Wow, Macy’s sure DOES know how to throw a party. Very cool ideas, as always. Thank you for sharing!
I had no idea the windows had such a cool reveal party!
I love trying out different flavors of coffee for my Keurig. This seems like such a fun time!
What a treat!
That looks like such a magical experience! I’m adding this to my holiday bucket list. One year I will see those windows!
I have to say, this is my FIRST time ever seeing them, thanks to you! Wow. They are amazing. Really out of this world 🙂
No I have never seen them before, but they look wonderful to look at. I honestly would love to look at them in person. Thanks for sharing this with us.
I have never had the pleasure of being in NYC during the holidays. I love the Macy’s windows though. They have such detail and it makes me want to shop.
Those are some awesome pictures! Makes me wanna visit New York City! Thanks for sharing your experiences there. ;D