Saks Fifth Avenue dazzles audience with ‘The Winter Palace’

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.

Diana Colapietro