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Holiday Lights on Fifth Avenue!

Cartier store on fifth avenue with Christmas lights

Tis the season! And we are so glad! Nothing brings cheer like all of the amazing light and window displays along NYC’s Fifth Avenue during the holidays!

On November 23, alongside the Young People’s Chorus of New York City choir, Michelle Obama paid a visit to the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship to help unveil its light show. This year, it features 700,000 LED lights.

Saks gave $1 million to the Girls Opportunity Alliance, a program that’s part of the Obama Foundation and seeks to empower adolescent girls around the world through education. And net proceeds from a curated collection featuring wares from Phillip Lim, Fear of God, and NEST New York will be going to the foundation as well.

Saks fifth avenue flagship building covered in holiday lights with people watching it

And no trip is complete without at least seeing the tree at Rockefeller Center and the ice skaters!

Rockefeller Center skating rink with people skating

Photo courtesy of Liz Ligon and the Fifth Avenue Association.

Bundle up and take a stroll with us to see why the holidays live on Fifth Avenue! Get your tickets today! Only $36 per person! TOUR ON FIFTH.

Welcome to The Fifth Season! From now through January 7th, stop by and enjoy a magical installation at the Pulitzer Fountain. The installation is composed of 32 hand-crafted-in-Brooklyn animal sculptures, as well as 5,000 feet of lighting, a model skating rink, 24 handmade icebergs, and two Instagrammable moments all accompanied by orchestrated music from composer @pablitobrill. While here, save this happy memory by utilizing the Fifth Avenue holiday filter which can be activated through scanning the QR code located on lollipop signs. Be sure to tag @fifthavenue and #thefifthseason!

SEE IT ALL ON OUR FIFTH AVENUE TOUR! We take you inside several several famous landmarks including Saks, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The Pierre Hotel, and more!

animal statues lit up at pulitzer fountain nyc

Also, there is a new statue to commemorate Diane Arbus and her prolific work; the amazing photographs she took in and around New York City throughout her career.

At the Doris C. Freedman Plaza entrance to Central Park, the Public Art Fund has installed “Diane Arbus,” a new sculpture by British conceptual artist Gillian Wearing. The 5’6” life-size bronze sculpture pays tribute to the legendary photographer named in the title. A lifelong New Yorker, Arbus frequented the park in the 1950s and 60s to photograph a diverse array of people. Wearing’s temporary installation is one artist’s tribute to another. In contrast with more traditional depictions of historical figures, “Diane Arbus” offers us a new way to think about and present a public monument, no plinth needed. This exhibition coincides with the retrospective at the @guggenheim, “Gillian Wearing: Wearing Masks,” on view from November 5, 2021 to April 4, 2022.

From photographer Liz Ligon: “Diane Arbus in bronze, true to size at 5’6”, in a casual pose with her Rollei, seemingly ready to take a photo as she did in Central Park and New York throughout the 1950s and 60s. You may see her surrounded by others taking photos of her, or you may come across her alone standing small at eye level at the park entrance and have a chance to observe this monument to someone who observed people around her so closely. Opened yesterday & on view through August 2022 @publicartfund.”

a man standing next to the diane Arbus statue