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The Ogilvy Christmas Window at the McCord Museum in Montreal. Photo by Marilyn Aitken

See the Ogilvy Christmas window display at the McCord Museum in Montreal

Montreal’s iconic mechanized animal wonderland is back, just a little northeast from where it used to be.

For the second consecutive Christmas season, the McCord Museum in Montreal is exhibiting the famous mechanized Ogilvy window display that attracted crowds on Ste-Catherine Street since the first permutation of the Yuletide fauna wonderland was installed in 1947 at Ogilvy’s department store. (The old space was converted earlier this year into the Holt Renfrew/Four Seasons department store and hotel, with the excellent restaurant, Marcus.)

The Ogilvy Christmas Window display at the McCord Museum in Montreal

Custom-made and handcrafted by German toy manufacturer Steiff, the two displays, The Mill in the Forest and The Enchanted Village (among the last of their kind in North America), are on view in McCord’s front window at 690 Sherbrooke W. through Jan. 5.

See our video here:

The Ogilvy Christmas Window display at the McCord Museum in Montreal

See more about the Enchanted Worlds exhibition here.

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