By Jessica Plautz
December 07, 2016
Google offers a virtual walk through New York City's iconic holiday windows.
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Elaborate and whimsical holiday windows are a New York City tradition, and now you don't have to brave throngs of gawkers on Fifth Avenue to enjoy them.

On Wednesday, Google launched “Window Wonderland,” a virtual walk past some of the most iconic retailers that have mastered the art of festive sidewalk displays.

The tour can be accessed on mobile or desktop, and is also available as a 360-degree experience and in VR. To create the tour, Google used hundreds of high-resolution images of each window and stitched them together.

The featured windows include an “Enchanted Forest” at Lord & Taylor’s, a Barney’s installation by Nick Cave, a runway-designer-studded display at Saks 5th Avenue, Bergdorf’s, Henri Bendel, and last but never least, the iconic Macy's.

There are 18 featured retailers in total, each with a unique way of celebrating the season.

If you are heading to Big Apple this month, check out Travel + Leisure's guide to spending the holidays in New York City.