Around the holidays, window shopping takes on a whole new meaning in New York City. Yes, we mean the holiday tradition of strolling Fifth Avenue to see the festively decorated department store windows. On display at stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman, these over-the-top imaginative creations blur the lines between fantasy and reality. One of our favorites (and, coincidentally, the closest to the Lex Hotel) is Lord & Taylor, which marks its 100th anniversary window displays this year. The breathtaking, beautifully lit windows invite viewers on a journey into an enchanted mansion on the eve of the holidays. Not surprisingly, these works don't happen overnight. Like the elves toiling all year, it takes a team of 50 designers nine months to work this magic. Be among the 250,000 New Yorkers and visitors to New York City hotels who will file past the finery this holiday season.
Address: 424 Fifth Avenue