An apparent holiday mix-up surrounding Macy's downtown Chicago window displays is actually an artistic mash-up, the store said.
Some questioned the geographic accuracy of a display at Macy's State Street store that depicted Chicago skyscrapers in the middle of New York City.
Passersby also noticed balloon figurines from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, traditionally held in Manhattan, floating near Chicago's Crain Communications Building and Willis Tower.
A Macy’s spokeswoman said the city combo was intentional.
"We have teams in NYC and Chicago who work on the creation of these 'imaginative' windows and not always are they true to geography," wrote Andrea Schwartz, Vice President of Media Relations and Cause Marketing for Macy's, in a statement to NBC 5 Chicago.
Showcasing one of the most iconic holiday events in New York, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, was also intended.
"The goal the team had was to showcase Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which is viewed by millions nationwide and also wanted to make sure the viewer saw a bit of Chicago, too," wrote Schwartz.
Some have also noticed a similarity between Macy's current holiday display in Chicago and New York's display from 2014.
Chicago's holiday display theme, titled "Santa's Journey to the Stars," actually debuted last year at Macy's Herald Square in New York, according to the store.
"So, we reinvented these windows for Chicago’s flagship (just alike a traveling art display)," wrote Schwartz.