One of the best things about the Holidays is seeing all of the store windows dressed up with festive displays. In Toronto, the Hudson’s Bay always put on an extravagant display in their windows which is highly anticipated when they’re unveiled in November. I happened to be walking by when I noticed a van delivering this year’s holiday props:
Canada geese! The windows behind them were still covered up at the time.
Here they are unveiled:
The figurines are mechanical so they move and have music playing too:
I remember one year they actually had live kittens in the displays in support of the local animal shelter!
Here are a couple of photos inside of the Hudson’s Bay store – this is where those Canada Geese went to:
And lastly, here are some photos of inside our downtown mall, the Eaton Centre. A few years ago they brought out these giant reindeer – I find them a bit gaudy but people seem to love them:
We really like our Canada Geese:
There used to be a beautiful Christmas tree made of thousands of Swarovski crystals but it was retired and replaced with this one which has received mixed reviews:
And that’s what our stores look like at Christmas time. How do they decorate the local stores / shopping malls where you live?
Be sure to check out the rest of the Babes in Blogland for their Blogmas post today:
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