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Christmas 2018's best-dressed windows

There are plenty of reasons to visit big cities during Christmas, whether it's to shop a holiday market or catch a performance of The Nutcracker. And then there are the window displays. During the holiday season, department stores around the world create storefront tableaus that are literal works of art-and this year's array is just as magnificent as ever. Places like Galeries Lafayette in Paris and Selfridges in London (not to mention the entirety of Fifth Avenue in NYC) have pulled out all the stops for the 2018 season. So whether you're looking to soak up some classic holiday spirit or are simply vying for that perfect Instagram shot, each of these Christmas window displays have a little something for you.

Bergdorf Goodman, New York City

Bergdorf Goodman's holiday windows are arguably the best in the world, and this year's displays look good enough to eat-literally. Following the theme "Bergdorf Goodies," the windows offer up different, candy-colored scenes featuring fantastical desserts like licorice carousels, cotton candy poodles, candy cane dresses, and more. It's Willy Wonka's dream come true.

Exact location: Fifth Avenue & 58th St., New York City

Harrods, London

London's famous Brampton Road department store showcases a series of window displays illustrating rituals that take place during Christmas Day. Tableaus include Elie Saab's Party Time, Bottega Veneta's Unwrap the Day, and Dolce & Gabbana's Leftover Fridge (pictured). We never knew we'd be so excited to see a bedazzled ham.

Exact location: 87-135 Brampton Rd., London