See the Best Holiday Window Displays

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Take one look at the snowy, magical holiday windows that have sprouted up all over the city and you'll be instantly transported to a distant memory involving powdery snow, hot chocolate, marshmallows, and perfectly packaged gifts — even if you grew up in a place where snow does not fall. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, all of the must-see windows are finally on display, enticing shoppers with their glittering winter wonderlands. Bloomingdale's created gift boxes representing different parts of the globe; Tiffany & Co. spotlights a snowy Upper East Side apartment; and Henri Bendel's window features a fabulous dinner party attended by Al Hirschfeld's illustrations of Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Allen, Whoopi Goldberg, and others. On the day before Thanksgiving, we suggest you avoid any inclement weather, wrap your hands around a warm cup of cocoa, and celebrate the holidays by going window-shopping from the comforts of your home (or office!). Click through the slideshow to get swept into the displays of Lord & Taylor, Henri Bendel, Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, Macy's, and Saks Fifth Avenue.