Fifth Avenue and its environs are known for some of the best store-window holiday displays in the world, from the elaborate dioramas at Bergdorf Goodman to the diamond-studded galas at Tiffany's. Has capitalism ever appropriated religion in such a fun way? And fortunately for us, 2014's displays are reported to be some of the best in years. After checking out the windows (and, of course, the nearby Rockefeller Center Christmas tree), we'll grab a bite to eat or some hot chocolate in a local cafe/coffeeshop.
This will not be a guided walk; we will meet at 5:00 (the displays are much nicer after dusk) and then break up into smaller groups and move at our own pace. Groups that want to stand in line and scrutinize each display can do that, and groups that want to do a quick walk-by can do that, too. I'll hand out maps with locations of some of the most famous displays and a suggested route to maximize your ogling.
Take note that this might not be the best way to spend your evening if you don't like crowds or cold weather! I can't predict what either of those will be like, but it will be the Saturday before Christmas, so keep that in mind.
In keeping with the holiday spirit, there is no charge for this event. The only thing I ask is that you sign up if you'd like to go and change your RSVP status if you won't be able to make it so that I can get an accurate head count. If you don't manage your RSVP settings appropriately, then you will end up on a very different kind of list (my naughty list!).