SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Holiday sweetness has been embraced at the City Creek Macy’s store since November 1st. A team of artists has been working behind the glass for the store’s famous holiday window displays.
Salt Lake City is one of only four cities nationwide with Macy’s holiday window displays. A team of artists works on the displays until they are unveiled. Holly Jones is the mastermind behind the See’s Candy Ornament Window.
“I did building a snowman, decorating a Christmas tree, making cookies for Santa and visiting Temple Square,” artist, Holly Jones, said.
The theme for the display this year is “Christmas Traditions.” Jones has put more than 100 hours into her ornament, but what makes Salt Lake unique, is the fact we are the only Macy’s window display made of candy.
“I made some gingerbread cookies, jelly beans, more sprinkles on the candy rocks,” Jones said while decorating.
Jones uses color, not taste, for the motivation behind the candy choice when it comes to her supplies. Macy’s at City Creek has been decorating the windows for the last 13 years, and it’s a tradition that originally started at ZCMI back in 1972.
“We wanted to continue the tradition from the ZCMI. We changed it slightly, the ZCMI windows were more of a story and Styrofoam. We decided to do the windows with Styrofoam balls and create the ornaments,” said Kelly Crane, of Macy’s Media Relations.
The unveiling of the holiday window display is November 15 at 6 p.m.