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Heighten your senses with the windows at Bloomingdale's

If it looks, smells, feels, sounds and tastes like the holiday season ... then it must be upon us once again.

The theme of this year's Bloomingdale's holiday windows is "the holidays through the senses," the store explained in a news release.

With the help of Sara Bareilles, The Patriot Brass Ensemble and designer Jeff Leatham, the 2015 holiday window display was revealed to the public on Nov. 18.

Opening window of Bloomingdale's holiday display

The first window of the Bloomingdale's holiday display
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The first window of the Bloomingdale's holiday display that explains the theme of the five senses and sets the stage for the subsequent windows.

Bloomingdale's window representing sound

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"Bells will be ringing" in this holiday window display by Leatham, complete with a backdrop full of red roses. Seriously. You can hear the bells that make up the deer's antlers as it moves.

Bloomingdale's window representing sight

Dog made of gold and flowers galore, what
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Dog made of gold and flowers galore, what a feast for the eyes in this window decor!

Bloomingdale's holiday window representing taste

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"Leave a peppermint stick for old St. Nick," but don't forget to enjoy your own peppermint candy this holiday season. Red and white floral walls surround the red bear sitting atop candies.

Bloomingdale's holiday window representing touch

These festive snowmen are ready for the holidays!
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These festive snowmen are ready for the holidays! They are set in a winter wonderland scene of white flowers that includes interactive screens. Viewers become part of the experience by taking their photo in front of the window while hugging someone special.

Bloomingdale's holiday window representing scent

To channel a viewer's sense of smell, Leatham
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To channel a viewer's sense of smell, Leatham produced a "signature holiday home fragrance," for the window, Bloomingdale's said. A faceted tree opens up to another tree decorated with crystals, while observers inhale the scent of fresh pine.

Sara Bareilles performed at Bloomberg Beacon Court

Five-time Grammy nominee, New York Times best-selling author
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Five-time Grammy nominee, New York Times best-selling author and composer of the upcoming Broadway musical "Waitress," Sara Bareilles kicked off the official unveiling of the windows on on Nov. 18, 2015. She performed a few songs she wrote for "Waitress," including her new single "She Used To Be Mine," and ended her set with "Winter Song," which she recorded with Ingrid Michaelson.

The Patriot Brass Ensemble in front of Bloomingdale's windows

Following Sara Bareilles' performance, the Patriot Brass Ensemble
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Following Sara Bareilles' performance, the Patriot Brass Ensemble performed some holiday classics in front of the windows before the curtains were pulled up and revealed to the crowd on Nov. 18, 2015.

Jeff Leatham, the designer of the holiday windows at Bloomingdale's

Leatham smiles with two of the women who
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Leatham smiles with two of the women who stood by each window and lifted the curtain to reveal the floral designs for each window representing the five senses at the Nov. 18, 2015 unveiling.

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