Is this becoming an annual tradition? Maybe!

In 2019 and 2020 I covered the holiday window decorations from ZCMI (now Macy’s) on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. As I was back there last week I had a chance to see their latest offerings.

This year’s Macy’s theme was Tiptoe the Reindeer, so the candy art wizards in SLC integrated this new character into all of their windows. I’m impressed with how much the designers worked with the source material, trying to stick with the same character design and color scheme while still keeping these windows uniquely “ZCMI in Salt Lake City” in character.

First window:

Santa and Tiptoe flying around something that kinda looks like the Death Star… right?
Happy back side of the Santa+Tiptoe ornament
The Macy’s “Believe” motto – the lights had turned off before I snapped this shot

Second window:

Detail of the side of the Polar Bear+Penguin ornament

Third window:

Tiptoe the Reindeer

The next three windows are more traditional ball shapes.

Fourth window:

Tiptoe looks to the sky

Fifth window:

Sixth window:

By the time I got to this window the store abruptly shut off the lights so my photo of this Tiptoe ball isn’t as bright as it should be.

As usual these decorations are impressive. They’re definitely a highlight of downtown SLC holiday decor as the Temple Square lights are on hiatus as the LDS Church renovates and rebuilds the temple and its visitors’ centers after earthquake damage sustained in April 2021.

This post is part of sprite’s Virtual Advent Tour 2021. If you want to put up your own post for this, check out her website and let her know!