City Pulse

By Ashley Goldsmith

If you’re trying to steer clear of Fifth Avenue in an attempt to control your purchasing, then you may want to slowly back away from the computer screen. But, if you’re like me and you feel that you may have enough willpower to walk the tempting avenue without your credit card in hand than read on.

Now I know the tree lighting in Rockefeller Plaza is supposed to be one of the more exciting traditional holiday season events but c’mon it’s the same every year. What excites me about the holiday season in New York is the unveiling of Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Windows and what will now be their fifth annual Snowflake Spectacular. This year designers, including Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Zac Posen to name a few, will be displaying one-of-a-kind pieces adorned with Crystallized Swarovski Elements. As well as an appearance by Tory Burch, who will be present to turn the lights. The theme of the windows is individuality-mechanical snowflakes with human characteristics will fill the windows of “Snowflake City.”

In keeping with tradition, Saks has also partnered with Harper Collins to carry A Flake Like Mike, a children’s book sold exclusively at Saks. A donation of $2 from every book sold will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Saks has already helped to raise over one million dollars for the company. Prior to the unveiling you can enjoy a Nutcracker Ballet performance of the “Land of Snow” performed by students of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre. So leave your wallet at home and enjoy a different kind of evening on Fifth Avenue.

What: Saks Fifth Avenue Window Unveiling & Snowflake Spectacular
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue
When: Monday November 24th, 6:30pm

Originally published November 2008
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