Although quite non-traditional, my favorite holiday windows are those at Bergdorf Goodman department store, with three exposures along Fifth Avenue and 57th and 58th Streets. They are highly imaginative and superbly crafted. The window displays are illuminated so they can be seen day or night. See my gallery of photos here. This year's theme is Wish You Were Here. From Bergdorf's website:
"Appropriately titled Wish You Were Here, this year’s 2010 Holiday Windows invite its audience to join David Hoey and his talented visual team on a journey through fantasy travel, sly visual wit and far-flung places. With an array of wild mash-ups of unexpected arrivals and departures, each window features visual influences as diverse as Roman mythology, 1940s Hollywood musicals, the original Penn Station, and the very first science fiction film."
This year Bergdorf also has provided a short behind the scenes video on the production - "Follow Me: the Making of Bergdorf Goodman's 2010 Holiday Windows." You can see the video, read about the window theme and its creation here and here.
See my previous postings of holiday windows and Christmas postings: Bergdorf Windows 2009, Witty Holiday, Bendel, Christmas 2008, Fifth Avenue Windows, Tiffany's Windows, Saks Windows, Santacon, White Christmas, Christmas Trees, Comfort and Joy, Believe, Nested Embraces, Dyker Lights, National Tree, Saks Fifth Avenue, Surly Santas.