You'll see them at almost all the big department stores now, but did you know that Lord & Taylor was the first retailer to show off animated holiday windows?
Since the store is just around the corner from the park (on Fifth Avenue between 38th and 39th Street), I stopped by the annual Christmas Window Unveiling on Monday evening to get a firsthand look at the windows. You may think it's a little early for holiday windows, but the crowds suggested otherwise.
Each display has a number of changing scenes (true to form for the pioneer store of animated windows!) so you can't help but take a few minutes to watch the revolving walls, doors that open and close, and windows that light up to reveal more action inside.
|A scene in transition|
Of course, the photos don't do these them justice, so check them out now and avoid the mega-crowds closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas.