NEW YORK, Nov 17, 2008 / FW/ — Unveiled last November 13, the Lord & Taylor 2008 holiday windows are a happy mix of timeless and cherished classics as they featured treasured Christmas stories, cards, treats, music, ornaments and toys in elaborate scenes packed with exquisite animated figures and exacting details.
With none other than Santa Claus as the master of ceremonies during the unveiling ceremonies in front of the store’s flagship on Fifth Avenue, a big crowd of New Yorkers braved the rain and wind to be present for this annual ritual.
The choir of PS 236/173, the Langston Hughes Young Explorers Academy, under the direction of Mr. Osborn, delighted everyone with joyful renditions of holiday favorites.
“For more than 80 years Lord & Taylor’s windows have been an essential element of the enchantment of Christmas in New York,” said Brendan Hoffman, Lord & Taylor’s president and CEO. “Once again, they are our gift to the city’s joyful holiday spirit.”
Hoffman presented a donation to the fund for public schools. On December 2, Lord & Taylor will host Shopping Can Be Educational an event to benefit the fund’s efforts in developing and sustaining more than 1,400 New York City schools.
Founded in 1826, Lord & Taylor is America’s oldest department store and one of America’s premier retailers.
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