Saks Fifth Avenue Light Show

Updated: Februar 20, 2024

This post explains how to see the amazing annual Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Light Show, a sight to behold since 2004!

Every holiday season, locals and tourists alike enjoy the traditional festive lights around New York City, and 2023 is no different. 

Check out the show from last year.

There’s the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the wonderful department store ChrisTmas window displays.  

Then there is the spectacular Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Light Show!

The show is made up of hundreds of thousands of LED lights synchronized to holiday music projected onto the side of its flagship store on 5th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets. 

The first light show of 2023 will take place on November 20th at 7 p.m. when the Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows are unveiled.

The light show occurs through early January.

Typically around three to four minutes long, the show takes place every 10 minutes from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night.

New York City Christmas Lights Tour

Saks also has some of the best holiday windows, a stop on our pay-what-you-like New York Holiday Lights Tour.

And, in the video below, Katie, a tour guide with us, Free Tours by Foot, takes you on a virtual tour of NYC Christmas lights.

The first show in 2004 was a whimsical display of 50 giant snowflakes lit using 70,000 LED lights.

In 2021, the show used more than 700,000 LED lights!

If you can't get enough of holiday lights, join our pay-what-you-like tour of the Dyker Heights Lights in Brooklyn!

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Courtney Shapiro

Courtney is a lifelong New Yorker fascinated with the city’s history, culture and cuisine. She loves exploring the world, as well as sharing her travel expertise with others. She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2011, first as a guide and then as a writer. She has a law degree, a teaching degree and a worn-out passport. Her motto is “Have backpack, will travel”.
Updated: Februar 20th, 2024
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