The world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, as if you didn’t already know.
Visit FAO Schwarz on Rockefeller Plaza for six-foot-high stuffed animals, a piano you can walk on and play music, and hundreds more toys and games.
Walk through the decorated Channel Gardens toward Fifth Avenue to enjoy the decorations at Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue
The windows are all scenes from Disney’s Frozen, each one enchanting.
Equally spectacular is the light show that covers the entire facade of this block-wide building. Multi-colored castles and garlands change colors and shapes.
The show is about four minutes long, choreographed to music from Frozen and holiday favorites, and is repeated from dusk to around midnight.
- Through Jan. 2
What to See on Fifth Ave.
Between 50th & 59th Streets
These store windows are beautifully done every year
- Fifth Ave. at 53rd St.
Former Henri Bendel
- Fifth Ave. at 54th St
- Fifth Ave. at 57th St.
- Fifth Ave. between 58th and 59th
Windows and in-store decorations at the recently-opened store, 57th St. at Broadway
Shops at Columbus Circle
Huge multi-faceted stars hang from the atrium ceiling, and change colors continuously from dusk to around 10pm.
Best viewing spots are from the balconies on the second and third floors, or from outside, across the street.
Central Park Holiday Market
European-stye outdoor holiday market at the park entrance at the corner of Central Park West and Central Park South
Have we missed anything?
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