Photo courtesy of: Michael Brandy

In honor of this year's Christmas season, here's a photographic look at the decorated windows of shopping centers in downtown Salt Lake City, starting with 1913 and working up to this year's Deseret Book window display.

Related: Photos: Deseret Book winter display yields cups of warm cider

1913
Photo courtesy of: Utah State Historical Society

1913 - The Salt Lake Hardware Company shows off tools in a Christmas window display.

1916
Photo courtesy of: Utah State Historical Society

1916 - Utah Power and Light window showed its customers a few Christmas gifts that run well on its electricity.

1916
Photo courtesy of: Utah State Historical Society

1916 - ZCMI Christmas display.

1947
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1947 - Mrs. Backer's Bakery, located on South Temple Street, showed its Christmas display.

1948
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1948 - ZCMI all decked out for Christmas. The sign on the building states "The greatest Christmas show in town." ZCMI's Christmas displays were a long-running Salt Lake tradition.

1949
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1949 - Lamb's Grill, a restaurant on Main Street, is decorated for Christmas.

1997
Tom Smart, Deseret News

1997 - An employee for Young Electric Sign hooks a display onto the outside of the ZCMI Mall.

1997
Ravell Call

1997 - The south entrance to ZCMI is decorated with large presents.

1997
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

1997 - ZCMI window display.

1997
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

1997 - Shoppers gaze at ZCMI's window display.

1998
Ravell Call

1998 - Tim Davis worked on a display called "Baja Humbug." It was part of the ZCMI's 1998 Christmas window displays.

1998
Ravell Call

1998 - Included in the "Baja Humbug" display was an owl in a cactus.

1998
Paul Barker, Deseret News

1998 - The completed display of "Baja Humbug" by Tim Davis showcased in ZCMI's 1998 holiday window displays.

1998
Ravell Call, Deseret News

1998 - Monte Blunk worked on the display called "Yule 'Tide' Greetings." It was shown along with other candy window displays at ZCMI.

1998
Ravell Call

1998 - Sherri Orton worked on the display "Mooey Christmas." It was shown along with other candy window displays at ZCMI

1998
Ravell Call

1998 - Alysa Revell works on the display called "Feliz Navidogs." It was shown along with other candy window displays at ZCMI.

1998
Chuck Wing, Desert News

1998 - ZCMI's window displays are admired by Peter Curtis, 7, and his brother, 9, of Salt Lake City.

1998
Chuck Wing, Desert News

1998 - Marissa Gale of Santa Barbara, Calif., gets a better view to admire ZCMI's holiday window displays with her grandfather Steve Walton of North Salt Lake.

1998
Chuck Wing, Desert News

1998 - Shoppers admire ZCMI's holiday window displays.

1999
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

1999 - Mindy Gardner works on her ZCMI Christmas display entitled, "Close encounter of the Christmas kind."

1999
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

1999 - Mindy Gardner and her display entitled, "Close encounter of the Christmas kind."

1999
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

1999 - Celeste Toigo Cecchini created, "B.C. - Before Christmas," a ZCMI Christmas window display.

1999

1999 - Alysa Revell covered a dog with All-Bran cereal to be added to her window display called, "A Season of Hope."

2000
Keith Johnson, Deseret News

2000 - ZCMI window display.

2000
Keith Johnson, Deseret News

2000 - Two kids look at one of the displays at the downtown ZCMI.

2000
Keith Johnson, Deseret News

2000 - ZCMI's window displays that year produced colorful results.

2002
Allred, Deseret News

2002 - Rodney Hall (right) and Jeff Gessel put up 68 Balsam Fir trees on the exterior of ZCMI.

2002
Johanna Kirk, Deseret News

2002 - Crew displayed Christmas trees in the "windows" of the ZCMI mall.

2005
Photo courtesy of: Michael Brandy

2005 - The candy window, located in the ZCMI Center Court was displayed in the 35th annual Festival of Trees. This display was designed by Celeste Cecchini.

2005
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2005 - Visitors look at the windows at ZCMI as part of the downtown "Lights On" celebration.

2005
Photo courtesy of: Michael Brandy

2005 - Santa and Mrs. Claus check out the candy display at ZCMI.

2006
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

2006 - Bill Andersen (L) and Brett Spencer from Young Electric Sign Company hang Christmas decorations on the ZCMI Mall.

2007
Tom Smart, Deseret News

2007 - Brookstone at the Gateway Mall is dressed for the holidays.

2011
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Ron and Linda Vincent look over the new window display, titled "The Mechanics of Christmas: The Gingerbread Cookie Factory" at Deseret Book in Salt Lake City Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.

2013
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Turbo Prop Peppermint Shop window display at Deseret Book in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

2013
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Brooklyn Burris catches a parachute after it shot out of the Turbo Prop Peppermint Shop window display at Deseret Book in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

2014
Hugh Carey, Deseret News

Children experiment the new window display with the "Apple Compactor Cider Extractor” theme at Deseret Book at City Creek Center on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City.

2014
Hugh Carey, Deseret News

Children experiment the new window display with the "Apple Compactor Cider Extractor” theme at Deseret Book at City Creek Center on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City.