December 5, 2012

Macy's Christmas Window Display on State Street, Chicago

This Christmas two of my friends and I decided that instead of exchanging gifts we would all do something fun together.

Monday morning we were all seated on the 7:13 A.M. train, destination State Street in downtown Chicago for an early lunch at the Walnut Room in Macy's department store, and a stroll through the German Christmas market in Daley plaza.

First stop Macy's window display:
The window theme,
"The Magic of Christmas"

Inside Santa's magical house.

Romper Room, featuring  Kukla and Fran.

Uncle Mistletoe, sitting on the white box,
appeared in a Christmas window in 1946.
In the front is Freddy Fieldmouse a mascot when the
store was owned by Marshall Field and Company.
"Since 1897, State Streets great clock has announced
Christmas time with every tick-tock."

The great clock is still an icon today.
The Walnut Room at Christmas, eating Mrs. Hering's
famous potpie, a Christmas tradition.
Inside of Macy's Christmas decorations floated
 in the air, or so it seemed.

To be continued in tomorrow's post.



  1. Thanks for the lovely tour. I've never been to Chicago nor ever had Christmas with my father at Christmas time.

  2. What a great idea! My Mom and I use to take the train and go up to Chicago Christmas shopping. Next year you would all forget what gift u gave each other. But this trip will never be forgotten.
    Thanks for your comments to be... I know I will still have a magical time and sometimes alone time is a good thing!

  3. It looks wonderful and brings back memories of our time in New York Christmasses past when the shops were just so amazing!

  4. What a wonderful thing to do in lieu of gifts.