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Holiday Storefront Windows The Fifth Avenue shopping area and its world-renowned boutiques are already a popular destination for travelers, but the stunning holiday storefront windows are an absolute must-see. Unveiled in mid to late November, retailers like Bergdorf Goodman at 57th and 58th Streets offer holiday shoppers creative and colorful displays that draw crowds of window-gazers. Sak's Fifth Avenue at 50th Street showcase animated windows with imaginative themes; past windows have been inspired by children’s story books and feature mannequins adorned with creations by famous designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Ralph Lauren. Macy’s also unveils an elaborate set of displays along Broadway and 34th Street, with the windows along 34th inspired by scenes from the classic movie Miracle on 34th Street. And not to be outdone by the others, Bloomingdale's flagship location at 59th Street unveils spectacular holiday displays in its Lexington Avenue windows with a different theme every year. New York Comedy Festival Comedians like Ricky Gervais, Tracy Morgan and Andy Samberg are some of the big names that take the stage at the New York Comedy Festival, along with 150 other entertainers. Shows take place at ten venues across New York City, including Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden and Carolines on Broadway. Tickets to each event can be purchased online. Other fun events to check out in New York in November include the annual Chocolate Show, where visitors can cross the chocolate lovers off their Christmas list. The show features hundreds of exhibitors offering delicious delicacies. This massive all-aboutchocolate event also features demonstrations by chocolatiers and pastry chefs, and a chocolate fashion show. Tickets are $28 and available online. Written by Rosalie Scott. Courtesy of