Must see Monday: Macy’s Holiday Windows on State Street

The holidays will be here before you know it, so if you’re in Chicago this holiday season, be sure to stop by Macy’s on State St. This massive Macy’s is the second largest department store in the world, and it is also a National Historic Landmark, according to Macy’s tourism department.

Sure, Macy’s is a great place to shop, but you’ll want to visit this store for its spectacular Holiday Window display. This display has been a tradition for 46 years, dating back to when the store was Marshall Field’s, the store name until Macy’s bought them out in 2006, Macy’s Chicago says.

The windows feature a different theme each year, this year’s being The Magic of Christmas, according to choosechicago.com. Spectators can walk the outside of the building to see the incredible displays, each window a different theme that reminisces about the days when Macy’s was Marshall Field’s.

The following are the displays for the 2013 holiday season:

  • 150 Years of Fashion
  • Frango Factory
  • Great Clock
  • Uncle Mistletoe
  • Walnut Room
  • Tiffany Cloud
  • SantaLand
  • Parade
  • Believe

    Macy's holiday window display is a seasonal tradition in Chicago Photo from choosechicago.com

    Macy’s holiday window display is a seasonal tradition in Chicago
    Photo from choosechicago.com

The decorated windows aren’t the only holiday magic Macy’s has to offer. The State St. store also features a 45-ft. tall lit and decorated Christmas tree in the famous Walnut Room, a restaurant where guests can enjoy a fine meal with the gorgeous tree in the background.

The store also has their own winter wonderland for Santa on the 5th floor called SantaLand. Take the kids to see the

Visit Santa in SantaLand

Visit Santa in SantaLand

Big Man in hopes that he can bring them what they want for Christmas. Think of Buddy the Elf when he transforms a department store into his own North Pole; that’s what SantaLand feels like.

Don’t miss out on one of Chicago’s most beloved holiday traditions this year. The Macy’s Holiday Windows is on display until Jan. 5; SantaLand is open until Dec. 24; The Walnut Room is accepting reservations until Jan. 1.

For more information on the State St. Macy’s holiday events, visit their website.

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