We've said it before and we'll say it again: No one does holiday windows like New York City department stores.
The yearly unveiling of the holiday windows is a highlight of the season, but don't worry if you can't make it to the Big Apple -- we're bringing every window straight to you. From the vintage-inspired to the technologically advanced, check out this year's holiday windows.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Theme: Snowflake Spectacular, a light show projected onto the side of the building starring Yetis, who take center stage in this year's windows.
Each one features a scene from the Yeti's life, "from his humble beginnings as an unappreciated snowmaker in Siberia to his starring role as a true snowflake artist in New York." The snowflakes were designed by Marian Bantjes.
Theme: Bergdorf Goodman's David Hoey, Senior Director of Visual Presentation, reimagined different holidays throughout the year for "Holidays on Ice." Arbor Day, Fourth of July, Valentine's Day, Halloween and April Fool's are turned into snowy scenes (April Fool's is particularly witty!). And it wouldn't be Bergdorf's without high fashion: Thom Browne, Alexander McQueen and Giambattista Valli are just a few of the designers featured this year.
Barneys New York
Theme: "A New York Holiday," put together by French visual artist Joanie Lemercier. Lemercier worked with light and digital displays to put together the innovative and interactive windows.
Check out these videos of the windows:
Lord & Taylor
Theme: Inspired by Lord & Taylor's 100-year-old building, the retailer decorated its holiday windows to celebrate vintage New York. There are animated scenes of the store, with customers finishing up their holiday shopping. Bonus cameo from Santa!
Theme: "A Hirschfeld Holiday" was put together by famed artist Al Hirschfeld, known for his quill pen line drawings. It depicts a holiday party in a New York townhouse, featuring famous guests like Carol Channing, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Liza Minnelli, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Bernadette Peters and Woody Allen.
Theme: Bloomingdale's wrapped up each window as a gift from countries around the world. China, France, Great Britain, Italy, and of course, New York City are all represented on Lexington Avenue.
Tiffany & Co.
Theme: Tiffany's focused on "romantic" vignettes of the holidays; think families by a fire or chimneys decorated with -- what else? -- diamonds. And of course, plenty of Tiffany blue!
Click through for more photos of this year's holiday windows!