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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade isn’t until tomorrow, but that hasn’t stopped them from trimming trees, hanging stockings and sprinkling the store with tinsel and ivy in preparation of Christmas. The Macy’s in NYC’s Herald Square is the “World’s Largest Store” and they take that responsibility very seriously. The store commands an entire city block (it’s located on Broadway between 34th and 35th streets and can be easily spotted upon exiting the subway at the Penn Station stop) and Macy’s goes all-out to celebrate the holiday spirit. There are 11 floors, including one that hosts Santa’s Work Shop during the holidays, although you don’t need to go perusing through the store to experience the magic of the season. You only need to walk by their famous holiday windows.

See You in the City and Happy Thanksgiving!

Window shopping during the holidays has become a seasonal highlight in New York and the Washington Post details all the different window displays created by NYC’s retailers here.

New York Magazine explains, “Macy’s holiday windows are Make-A-Wish themed, and allow you to see what Christmas ornaments would look like if they really were created from wishes. 3-D screens depict a “Wish Factory,” where viewers can create their own ornaments via a touch-screen and watch them appear in the display.”

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