A New York Christmas in July

Macy's Herald Square Holiday in NYC 2015

First off let me say that I have no good reason that this post is so late besides the fact that I had so many things to do during January, February, March and then I got sick in April and May, that this just to say that it kept being pushed back in the queue. But the pictures were so pretty to me that I didn’t want to dump them also it was a great two days taking them and experiencing New York like a tourist or with tourists. It was a definite madhouse! I also wasn’t able to get decent pictures during the weeks before Christmas and had to revisit after New Year’s day when the holiday madness had thinned out just a little.

The decorations were on display until January 4th. I went on January 2nd, and on Christmas Eve when it was a record-breaking 75°F. The crowds were insane and I was knocked into by tourists both times. The first time we couldn’t deal and left half-way through. So I said that all to say that this posts is picture heavy and took more work than usual because of editing (but not really). Hope you stick with it and enjoy the pictures.

I started off at Macy’s Herald Square and the theme was Peanuts: The Charlie Brown Movie, each window was a vignette of the Peanuts Christmas Story. it coincided with the release of the Peanuts movie. Remember? It was so beautifully done. Also as they do every year they had the display for, “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!”, which you can see in this post here.

My next stop on my itinerary was Lord and Taylor. The theme here was my favorite things, from the movie, “The Sound of Music” and the sidewalk was covered in an arbor of twinkling lights!

Rockefeller Center was a must-see because of the Saks Fifth Avenue windows and the light show timed for every twenty minutes (I stayed to see that at least three times). My friends and I starting dancing to the carols ( yes we are so cool) I think this was my favorite part.

The windows were also equally beautiful at Sak’s Fifth Avenue, the theme was the famous landmarks reimagined and covered in ice.

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Along Fifth Avenue I caught Harry Winston, Tiffany’s and Bulgari dazzling bejeweled lights.

Then finally was Bergdorf’s with the most detailed work and in my opinion the breathtaking windows.

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Do you feel a little cooler after looking at that Winter flashback in pictures? I hope so, it distracted me long enough to stop pouring sweat. I’m starting to miss Winter now. Sounds crazy I know.

What’s your favorite season and why?  Because Summer is definitely not mine, I would love to hear all about it in the comments below.

Until our next rendezvous…



Rendezvous en New York


24 thoughts on “A New York Christmas in July

  1. Beautiful! Definitely helped me cool down a bit in the sweltering heat here, too. Fall is definitely my favorite. Amazing colors, mix of cool and warm weather.

  2. Fantastic post, Trudy! I love all the photos and really enjoyed watching the light show video.
    As to my favorite season, hard for me to pin down. I do love spring and fall, but also love summer. Summer here in the Pacific Northwest is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you! I’m sure it is Sabine, with all the trees and flowers! I see from your pictures that there is a lot of beautiful scenes to take advantage of. There’s a lot here too but I just don’t like being uncomfortable to see it.

        1. Already!!Before the Halloween and Thanksgiving?? That’s really strange and totally unnecessary. Yes it does get very humid here since we are near the coast, it feels almost tropical and we are in the middle of a heatwave.

        1. Spring and Fall have all the drama and color both are very beautiful here. I hope that you get to experience them both here again.

  3. You know that Australian’s actually celebrate Christmas in July??? It is a real thing and for me as a Swiss who has moved here it’s so weird… although it kind of feels nice to have a little bit of Christmas feeling when the days are short and it’s cold outside rather than boiling hot summer… but it throws my timing off… and it’s weird…

What do you think? I would like to know.

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