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 sometime in late November, when the Saks Fifth Avenue holiday windows are unveiled.
Though the exact dates and times for 2023 have not been announced yet, the show can be seen through the end of December/early January.
Typically around three to four minutes long, the show takes place every 10 minutes from 5 pm to 11 pm each night.
Saks also has some of the best holiday windows, a stop on our pay-what-you-like New York Holiday Lights Tour.
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!