by Brian Lipton

On Monday, November 23, Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship debuted its 2015 holiday windows and light show, entitled “The Winter Palace.”

The Winter Place Windows include such vignettes as the Winter Palace Banquet, The Icy Eiffel Tower, The Great Barrier Reef, The Ice-Cold Colosseum, The Great Wintry Wall of China, and The Sub-Zero Sphinx.

As part of the opening ceremony, hundreds of visitors huddled around Fifth Avenue as 200 members of The Oratorio Society of New York and the Cathedral Choristers of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine serenaded the crowd with a special rendition of “Carol of the Bells” while The Winter Palace lit up in spectacular fashion.

This year, the audience was a part of the program with the use of LED wristbands which interacted with the light show as well as the Fireworks by Grucci pyrotechnics. The light show will continue to play from 4:35 PM – 11:35 PM (EST) every 10 minutes until January 10, 2016.