A Short Walk through Macy’s Holiday Lane: Part 2

HO, HO...HELLO!

HO, HO…HELLO!

There are tiny Nutcrackers...and HUGE ones, too!

There are tiny Nutcrackers…and HUGE ones, too!

So many Father Christmases...I don't know which to choose, do you?

So many Father Christmases…I don’t know which to choose, do you?

Of course, the good Mouse family ALWAYS carries a camera, just like me!

Of course, the good Mouse family ALWAYS carries a camera, just like me!

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On the Magnificent Mile: IV

Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile, looking toward the north from Ontario Street

Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile, looking toward the north from Ontario Street

At XXI Forever: “Let the Deals Glow”

The Black Window

The Black Window

The White Window

The White Window

Apparently, black and white are the new black and white!

Christmas Windows at Anna Held Florist and Cafe

The curved window at the corner of Bryn Mawr Avenue and Sheridan Road, in the Edgewater Glen Neighborhood of Chicago.  Isn't it splendid...and the 'trees' are made of rolled newspapers!

The curved window at the corner of Bryn Mawr Avenue and Sheridan Road, in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood of Chicago. Isn’t it splendid…and the ‘trees’ are made of rolled newspapers!

'Shop Local' is a big thing here...it keeps the dollars in the neighborhoods!  I'm not sure what the '99%' means, but it is quite pretty!

‘Shop Local’ is a big thing here…it keeps the dollars in the neighborhoods! I’m not sure what the ‘99%’ means, but it is quite pretty!

Mmm...it's always a good day for steamy hot chocolate in wintry, windy Chicago--with or without marshmallows!

Mmm…it’s always a good day for steamy hot chocolate in wintry, windy Chicago–with or without marshmallows!  I guess Teddys like it, too!

Whoever decorates these window should be applauded...they are always gorgeous and very creatively designed.  LOVE the tree here!

Whoever decorates these window should be applauded…they are always gorgeous and very creatively designed. LOVE the tree here!

Just to the left of the 'deer window' is...what else?  The 'penguins on ice' window!

Just to the left of the ‘deer window’ is…what else? The ‘penguins on ice’ window!

Here's a close-up of the 'ice'...various Plexiglas (TM) and glass vases and display boxes.  I thought it was very nicely done!

Here’s a close-up of the ‘ice’…various Plexiglas (TM) and glass vases and display boxes. I thought it was very nicely done!

A Short Walk through Holiday Lane at Macy’s: Part 1

Mice or Chipmunks...or Both?

Mice or Chipmunks…or Both?

Graceful Angels...Everywhere!

Graceful Angels…Everywhere!

One Huge Polar Bear, and many Father Christmases, too!

One Huge Polar Bear, and many Father Christmases, too!

Sorry to be posting so very late…

…but I did go downtown today, and took 222 shots!  I promised to take you to the Walnut Room at Macy’s, the former Marshall Field’s, where every Christmas season since 1899, the Great Tree has been a Great Attraction!  Here’s just a teaser, as I have so much more to process….

Walnut Room-Top of Great Tree

The Top Eleven Feet of the Great Tree

There are four little spaces…

…about three feet wide in Macy’s (the former Marshall Field’s) Washington Street display windows.  They all advertise Holiday Lane on the 6th floor, which I hope to visit tomorrow, and each window has a different theme!

Macy's Holiday Lane Windows-1

Angels and Polar Bears and Snowmen…Oh, Brrr!

Macy's Holiday Lane Windows-2

Almost every Santa you can imagine…and Mrs Claus, too!

Macy's Holiday Lane Windows-3

Little Children love Comical Bears and a Jack-in-the-Box!

Macy's Holiday Lane Windows-4

Every kind of Nutcracker, a Drummer Bear, and Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow and, of course, the Tin Man, too!

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Shortly, I’ll have more from Macy’s, including the huge, forty-five foot tree in the Walnut Room, a tradition begun in 1899 by Marshall Field’s.

Just a bit early…

…or is Macy’s just a bit needy?

As I walked up Washington Street in downtown Chicago yesterday, I was taken aback with the Christmas decorations already up inside Macy’s (formerly Marshal Field’s) State Street store.  The main State Street windows are still under construction, but the interior of the first floor seems to be in full Christmas season regalia.  I didn’t have time to step inside as I was on my way to vote EARLY…maybe next week, I’ll go downtown again, stop in, and see how much progress is being made on the Great Tree in the Walnut Room restaurant!