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December 13, 2019


virtual advent tour 2019: day 13
posted by soe 6:00 am

Virtual Advent Tour 2019

Welcome back to the Virtual Advent Tour! You’re back with me for the next couple of days.

Today is Friday the 13th, and I briefly thought about looking up things that people consider superstitious about Christmas to tie in with the date. After all, superstitions are a form of odd tradition, and this holiday in particular is steeped in customs. But then I decided that I’m not especially superstitious about Christmas (although I might consider it bad luck indeed if my holiday season didn’t include certain things), so I forewent the topic. But I did think it was interesting to consider for a few minutes. Do you have Christmas-related superstitions?

Instead, I’m taking you on another photo tour, this time of the Macy’s windows. I love taking pictures of the ones here in D.C. every year, but since the week before Thanksgiving found me in the Big Apple just after the big unveiling, I decided to head to the flagship store — the inspiration for Miracle on 34th Street — and give you a tour of their windows.

Macy's NYC Flagship Store at Christmas

These are not the best shots I’ve ever taken, so apologies for that. But I do think they give you a flavor of this year’s display.

Macy's NYC Flagship Store Christmas Windows

Macy's NYC Flagship Store Christmas Windows

This year’s theme centers around a little girl who wants to be Santa Claus.

Macy's NYC Flagship Store Christmas Windows

Macy's NYC Flagship Store Christmas Windows

The windows in New York offered a lot of opportunity for interaction, which I assume would be hard to pull off at their other locations. But the features were very popular with tourists, who could make Willow the dog scratch its nose or collect gifts in a video game-like environment.

Macy's NYC Flagship Store Christmas Windows

Macy's NYC Flagship Store Christmas Windows

My photos don’t accurately depict the motion of the windows, but I hope they give you a sense of their whimsy.

Macy's NYC Flagship Store Christmas Windows

Macy's NYC Flagship Store Christmas Windows

I’d hoped to push this post off until I had a chance to get over to the Holidays on Display exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, but as we’re halfway through the month, I’m a little worried I won’t get to the museum until it’s too late to share with you here.

See you back here tomorrow!

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Oh, these look cool, not something you can see anywhere – something you can see only in NY, I guess. And a story about a little girl wanting to be Santa is an intriguing idea. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Jo Kay 12.13.19 @ 12:39 pm

I Love this windows post. Do you want me to pick up another day? I can. Whats open

Comment by kathy b 12.13.19 @ 7:09 pm

[…] Friday, sprite wrote a post about the wonderful windows at Macy’s flagship store in New York City. They are truly […]

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