The festive spirit is in the air and also in the windows of New York’s biggest, luxurious and most visited department stores. Even if shopping for Christmas gifts is not on your agenda, you can step out to check out the marvelous window displays. We have rounded up this year’s most elaborate Christmas window displays which make an extravagant visual treat to passersby. Here’s New York’s best-dressed Christmas windows of 2013:

Louis Vuitton

This time instead of the reindeer, Santa is travelling throughout their stores worldwide via a sleigh pulled by a Louis Vuitton goose. At Louis Vuitton’s New York City outlet, the goose is also seen pulling the ribbon on a gift-wrapped package. Various windows have put up various holiday gift options on display too.

Louis-Vuitton-Unveils-Holiday-Windows_2Louis Vuitton, 57th St, New York.

Saks Fifth Avenue 

saks_fifth_Avenue_windowsYeti is visiting Saks Fifth Avenue 2013 Holiday Windows. Captivating 3D light show is being projected onto New York flagship store’s exterior every evening (5 pm – 10 pm) throughout the holiday season.

saks_fifth_Avenue_windows_1Catch the abominable snowman making his snowflakes on the roof of the store!

saks_fifth_Avenue_windows_2Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 5TH Avenue, New York.

Bergdorf Goodman

bergdorf_goodman_holiday_windows_2013_1Bergdorf Goodman has unveiled ‘Holidays on Ice’ themed windows to celebrate Christmas this year on their Fifth Avenue store. The icy windows display most of the national holidays with a winter facelift for this season.

bergdorf_goodman_holiday_windows_2013Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Ave, New York.

Ralph Lauren 

ralph_lauren_mad_ave_windowExperience Ralph Lauren’s luxurious holiday windows at their 888 Madison Avenue store. They are decked with mannequins that reckon the glamorous world of Hollywood.

ralph_lauren_mad_ave_window_1Ralph Lauren, 888 Madison Avenue, New York.

Barneys New York

Barneys_New_YorkBarney’s has pulled all stops to put up stunning interactive windows on their Madison Avenue store. The first window houses a faceted structured, covered with thousands of mirrors, representing a broken-away piece of the bedrock of New York City.

Barneys_New_York_windows_2The second window is made up into a theater which puts up shows of a floating version of New York City, all through the day .

Barneys_New_York_windows_3The third window displays continuous moving patterns of LED lights which represent the non-stop momentum of the New York City.

Barneys New York, 660 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, NY

Bloomingdale’s

Bloomingdales_New_York_windowsBloomingdale’s takes visitors around the world by unveiling windows that are prepped to symbolize various countries like Italy, Great Britain, China, France and of course the US too. Each window opens up the world of each country with their respective iconic monuments, showcasing gifts too.

Bloomingdales_New_York_windows_1 Bloomingdales_New_York_windows_2Bloomingdales, Third Avenue, 59th Street, New York 

These haute couture window displays in New York City can be added to the list of holiday sightseeing sites along with shopping destinations too.