This is the time of year when window-shopping is actually fun. A time when Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and other department stores create festive worlds behind glass.

Bundle up and let the city's best holiday window displays transport you to the North Pole and beyond without leaving midtown.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Saks Fifth Avenue's Land of 1,000 Delights holiday
Saks Fifth Avenue's Land of 1,000 Delights holiday window display, 611 Fifth Ave., will take you to an enchanted world of sugar-coated royalty. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
The display at Saks lights up daily between
The display at Saks lights up daily between 5 and 11 p.m. through Jan. 6. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
Giant lollipops, sparkly sugar snowflakes and a towering
Giant lollipops, sparkly sugar snowflakes and a towering princess cake light up Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th streets. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

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Tiffany's

The Tiffany's display, 727 Fifth Ave., will sparkle
The Tiffany's display, 727 Fifth Ave., will sparkle through the holiday season. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
Forget what's under the Christmas tree -- this
Forget what's under the Christmas tree -- this one is adorned with tiny Tiffany's pearls. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
Tiffany's hottest duo is skating under the Rockefeller
Tiffany's hottest duo is skating under the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Barney's New York

This year's theme: #LovePeaceJoyProject.
This year's theme: #LovePeaceJoyProject. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
The Peace, Love and Joy Project theme is
The Peace, Love and Joy Project theme is a bit obscure, blending fiction, imagination and reality at Barney's New York, 660 Madison Ave. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

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The animated cast of
The animated cast of "South Park" even made it into this year's display. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Macy's

Macy's, at 151 West 34th St., is having
Macy's, at 151 West 34th St., is having a good old-fashioned Christmas this year. Mr. and Mrs. Claus are hanging out in the windows to find out who's been naughty and nice. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
The display is filled with games, characters and
The display is filled with games, characters and mini balloons from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
Before Santa sets off on Christmas Eve, he'll
Before Santa sets off on Christmas Eve, he'll be checking his list one last time in midtown. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Bergdorf Goodman

At Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., it's possible
At Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., it's possible to dream of a green tropical Christmas. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

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The intricate holiday windows put mannequins into locations
The intricate holiday windows put mannequins into locations across the globe, both realistic and fictional, for the Destination Extraordinary theme. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Lord & Taylor‎

The Lord & Taylor‎ display, 424 Fifth Ave.,
The Lord & Taylor‎ display, 424 Fifth Ave., fanaticizes how animals celebrate the "most wonderful time of the year." (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)
It doesn't get much cuter than animals wearing
It doesn't get much cuter than animals wearing scarves and playing in the snow. (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)