Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows and light show 2016

Saks Fifth Avenue is an American luxury department store owned by the oldest commercial corporation in North America, Hudson's Bay Company.  Its main flagship store is located on Fifth Avenue near Rockefeller center.  The store has two sets of windows:  windows on the 49th and 50th Street and six big windows along Fifth Avenue.


The tradition of the holiday windows dates back to the late 1800s when the availability of plate glass windows allowed retailers to build large windows to display merchandise to draw in customers, giving birth to "window shopping." 

   This year Saks Fifth Avenue spent the last 12 months and thousands of hours creating this year's holiday windows and producing its annual light show.  

Saks' animated center six windows along Fifth Avenue   are titled "The Nutcracker Sweet," and recreate of scenes from Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet, a winter-time favorite.
 
A series of "Candy Couture" bespoke dresses from Erdem, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa and Jason Wu appear  with  jumbo swirl lollipops, whipped cotton candy, and piles of rock candy in windows  facing  the 49th and 50th Streets.

A multicolored 10-story tall light  holiday light show run every 10 minutes from 5 PM  to 11PM each evening   through New Year’s.