Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Toronto's Holiday Windows

@Saks and @HudsonsBay changed up the old animitronic Christmas scenes and instead brought out some cute animals and cookie dresses for Christmas. The Toronto holiday tradition had previously filled the windows along Queen Street West with glimpses of Santa, his reindeer and the elves in their homes and workshops at the North Pole. Recently the new windows were unveiled with the help of singing star Mariah Carey.
A family tradition continues as crowds come down to see the windows

Hudson's Bay holiday windows at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre feature five windows with 34 hand-sculpted animitronic animals and over 350 square feet of LED walls that help portray the winter scenes along with holiday music, twinkling lights and mixed garland. The five scenes show bunnies and squirrels at a forest pond, mice playing with a snow covered bear, an owl and her babies, sleeping foxes and dancing raccoons and my favourite, the gaggle of Canadian Geese that are wearing snowshoes and doing a little dance.
Saks seemingly edible candy dresses

The new boys on the block are Saks Fifth Avenue and they have joined in on the celebrations with holiday windows that "transport viewers to a Land of 1000 Delights, an enchanting landscape of colorful candy and festive fashion. The windows display scenes set in fantasy music boxes, containing hand-painted mannequins twirling atop wind-up pedestals. Each of the nine mannequins wears a one-of-a-kind handmade costume featuring a confectionery hoop skirt made of giant candy canes, gingerbread men, cakes and icing, or hundreds of hard candies, among others. Whimsical hair, hats, and shoes complete each look. The music boxes are highlighted by panels of curved colored mirrors and hanging strands of fruit candy and cupcakes."

See more of the windows after the jump.

More of the Bay's windows.

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