Lifestyle Saks Fifth Avenue dazzles audience with 'The Winter Palace' By DIANA COLAPIETRO November 23, 2015 9:46 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled their window displays and exhibited for the first time their new light show on Nov. 23, 2015. Two-hundred choir members from The Oratorio Society of New York and the Cathedral Cloisters of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine performed "Carol of the Bells" as the store debuted "The Winter Palace." The enchanting light show involves more than 225,000 individual points of controlled light. It took more than 10,000 hours to produce, and more than 250 individuals internationally and domestically helped create it, according to a news release. This year's windows transform wonders of the earth into "wintry fantasies," the news release said. They feature phenomena such as the Great Wall of China, the Colosseum and the Great Barrier Reef. Guests in attendance at the big reveal received Xylobands, LED wristbands that synced with the light show on the building to involve the audience and extend the lights beyond the facade. Scroll down for photos of the Saks window displays. 'The Winter Palace' at Saks Fifth Avenue Photo Credit: BFA A fireworks display accompanied the grandiose unveiling of the holiday windows at Saks. The store announced that the light show will continue to play from 4:35 - 11:35 p.m. every 10 minutes until Jan. 10, 2016. Choir performance in front of 'The Winter Palace' Photo Credit: BFA Choir members from The Oratorio Society of New York and the Cathedral Cloisters of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine sang "Carol of the Bells." 'The Great Barrier Reef' Photo Credit: BFA If it's too cold to throw some shrimp on the barbie, check out this holiday window of the Great Barrier Reef. This wonder is larger than the Great Wall of China and is the only living thing on earth that can be seen from space, according to greatbarrierreef.org. 'The Icy Eiffel Tower' Photo Credit: BFA In the wake of the Paris attacks, this window depicting the Eiffel Tower may be seen in a solemn light this holiday season. It can serve as a reminder of how this significant landmark is standing strong today. 'The Sub-Zero Sphinx' Photo Credit: BFA The Great Sphinx is the largest surviving sculpture from the ancient world, according to the Ancient History Encyclopedia. It is a mythological creation that consists of a lion's body and a person's head that was built around tombs and temples in Egypt. 'The Frosty Taj Mahal' Photo Credit: BFA One of the greatest expressions of love is the Taj Mahal built by an emperor for his wife. You may not be able to afford a gigantic white marble structure for your significant other this holiday season, but you can certainly check out an interpretation of it at Saks. 'The Great Wintry Wall of China' Photo Credit: BFA As potentially the most recognizable symbol of China, the Great Wall is engulfed in a wintry scene as a part of the holiday window display at Saks Fifth Avenue. 'The Ice-Cold Colosseum' Photo Credit: BFA Check out this wintry representation of this famous stone amphitheater commissioned around 70-72 A.D. as a gift to the Roman people. Consider this window a gift from Saks Fifth Avenue to New Yorkers and visitors. By DIANA COLAPIETRO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Secrets of Saks Fifth AvenueThink you know the iconic New York department store? Good grief, go see the windows at Macy'sDon't be a blockhead, check out the holiday windows at Macy's. Bloomingdale's window displays: See, smell, touch!Get a sense of the holidays at Bloomingdale's. 'Tis the season for stunning holiday store windows!Window shoppers are in for a treat. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.