NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New York City.

The Fifth Avenue Association celebrated the season Wednesday night with a Brooklyn Youth Chorus performance and the lighting of the Pulitzer Fountain. There were also handcrafted animal sculptures, icebergs and 5,000 feet of lights.

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Thursday night, Macy’s holiday windows were unveiled at the flagship store in Herald Square. This year’s windows tell the story of Tiptoe, a reindeer who dreams of taking to the sky to help Santa spread joy around the world.

The windows will remain on display through New Year’s.

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Santaland also returns in-person this year along with a new at-home digital experience.

Also Thursday, the Union Square Holiday Market is back after a pandemic pause. With more than 100 booths, the internationally renowned market features unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists.

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It’s located just north of 14th Street and will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays through Christmas Eve.

CBSNewYork Team