The build up to Christmas is one of the most exciting points in the year as shoppers are dazzled by windows full of holiday cheer and streets lined with festive decorations and lights.
Some cities, like New York, are synonymous with the holidays and the city puts on a display that delights tourists and locals alike.
The holidays in New York City are such a magical time of year with the lighting of the giant tree at Rockefeller Centre a highlight of the festive season. If New Yorkers know anything, it's how to get into the holiday spirit.
The mesmerizing holiday store windows are no exception and are a huge attraction - and this year's windows are truly stunning.