'Tis the season...
Though the holidays may look a tad bit different this year, the Fifth Avenue Association is making New York merry and bright, installing a series of brilliantly festive, larger-than-life classic toy sculptures along the Avenue for all to enjoy!
Stretching from 50th Street to 59th Street, the "Make It Bright" holiday spectacular features ten show-stopping light installations created by Blachere Illumination, whose work has previously lit up the Champs Élysées and the Eiffel Tower - so you know it's going to be très chic!
Expect to be wowed by the art pieces which range from five to eight feet tall and feature everything from a classic New York City taxicab and a giant teddy bear to an old fashioned Christmas tree delivery truck, a life-sized dreidel, a snowman pilot and more!
Looking to plan this must-see holiday experience like a pro? Grab yourself some chocolate treats at the Lindt Chocolate Shop at 665 Fifth Avenue, and stroll slash munch your way uptown to check out all of the illuminated fun.
Of course, you'll want to stop along the way to take in all of the amazing shop window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman - not to mention warm up inside with a little retail therapy at Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dior and more. I mean, so many of the iconic Fifth Avenue shops are giving back to the community this season, so really, how could you not! Oh, and did we mention that the Fifth Avenue Association is launching free holiday masks available at participating stores?
If you've paced yourself correctly, you should be hitting 56th Street around lunchtime - so what better place to go than Armani Ristorante?
Follow along and make sure you don't miss a beat with this illustrated map and full listing of the holiday designs. You'll know your merry outing has come to a most magical end when you've finished all of your chocolates, have too many bags to carry, and happen upon the light-filled finale in the Pulitzer Fountain in Grand Army Plaza!
Don't miss out - the installations will be illuminated from 4PM to 10PM daily until January 8th. Click through to sneak a peek of the magical scenes that await!
[Photos courtesy Liz Ligon]