3. Tour the Window Displays
Major department stores — Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Saks and Bergdorf's, to name a few — and a host of Fifth Avenue shops spare no expense to completely transform their windows for the holiday shopping season. And it isn't just about baubles and wrapping paper: themes are sophisticated and production values are high, generally with animatronic characters and animated sets. Choose your winner in the game of one-upmanship.