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By Anjuli Johnson

If you’re in New York City this holiday season, some must-see cheer can be found in the intricate windows of Manhattan’s department stores. Each store creates a new theme every year, so you won’t see the same thing twice. It’s worth fighting the crowds to see these magnificent works of art in person. Here’s a peek at some of 2014’s best windows!

This year, Barney’s windows were designed by Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, the couple behind Moulin Rouge and last year’s The Great Gatsby. One window features a real ice rink, and a few times a day, performers skate inside.

Bloomingdale’s created interactive windows with online and social media activities. They also have NYC-themed windows, with one depicting the Times Square ball drop. (Yes, it really moves!)

At Lord & Taylor, each window is a glimpse into an enchanted mansion that’s come to life for the holidays. This year, they’re celebrating the flagship location’s 100th anniversary.

And finally, the store that started it all: Macy’s! The flagship location at Herald Square features an imaginative space theme, where a little boy experiences Christmas on other planets by looking through a telescope.

If you’re seeking holiday magic here in NYC, be sure to check out the city’s beautiful holiday window displays.  And if you’d like to experience Christmas in New York with a holiday movie twist, hop on our Holiday Lights & Movie Sites Tour where you’ll see the holiday windows plus so much more.  Happy Holidays and best wishes in the New Year, everyone!

About the writer: Anjuli has been a TV/movie fangirl for as long as she can remember and a loyal OLTer since she was 16. She loves most television shows, but some of her favorites are Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Blacklist, and Person of Interest. She enjoys tracking down productions on the streets of NYC and probably spends too much time thinking about the lives of fictional characters.