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Window Wonderland: These are the best holiday shopping windows of 2016

The holiday season is finally here and the streets are filled with twinkling lights, ringing bells and all sorts of doo-dads that fill us with festive delight. Many of the best sights of the season can be found in the glittering windows that line some of the most famous stores in the country.

This year's most impressive window displays range from dreamy to dramatic, each with a carefully curated theme. Check out some of our favorites below!

Saks Fifth Avenue

Located just steps away from Studio 1A, Saks Fifth Avenue is an iconic stop on the way to seeing the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. This year's theme, "Land of 1000 Delights," combines festive fashion and other indulgent treats in a surreal way.

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Sugary dreams dance through the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue this year.
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The elegant department store also highlights their fashion-forward collections.
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The larger-than-life characters complete the surreal dreamscape.

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Macy's Herald Square

The window design at Macy's Herald Square this year is titled "Believe." The name is a nod to the store's letter-writing campaign that raises funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Each of the six windows has its own specific theme in keeping with the "Believe" experience.

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The big man himself is center stage in the first of six windows on display.
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The "Giving" window features fancy gold reindeer and celebrates the beauty of giving.
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The "Together" window embraces one of the most important parts of the holidays: being with the ones we love.
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"Magic" is the grand finale of Macy's holiday window display.

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Bergdorf Goodman

In a characteristically luxurious theme, Bergdorf Goodman celebrates the season with their "Destination Extraordinary" window display.

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A insect-filled jungle takes over the windows at Bergdorf Goodman.

Lord & Taylor

Bringing nature to the big city continued to be a theme at Lord & Taylor. The "Enchanted Forest" themed windows are truly magical!

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The dramatic scene at Lord & Taylor's New York City store windows.
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Now that's a forest we'd like to visit ... and shop in.

Tiffany & Co.

The ultimate for window shopping, Tiffany & Co. chose a theme that embraces the city — a "Tiffany New York Christmas."

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Pretty enough to stare at while eating breakfast, a la Audrey Hepburn.

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If these gorgeous windows don't make you want to stroll along the streets with a croissant and a hot chocolate, nothing will!

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