Glossy floors reflected the multitude of Christmas trees set up everywhere. White trees with red ornaments, green trees with a mix of colors, perfectly spaced garlands around the center atrium – and a piano with a real pianist, adding the last and perfect touch.Soft notes from the piano wafted throughout the store. The man controlling the keys modulated from one holiday favorite to the next, “Joy to the World,” the “Chipmunks Christmas Song,” “White Christmas,” and many more. It was just a pleasure to stop in the center of the store, beside the escalators, listening to the expert on the keys and taking in all the sights of a well-run, finely decorated retailer. Glancing down from the second floor, I had a perfect view of the Christmas tree, the glossy grand piano, and the suave musician, modulating through a rippling set of arpeggios as he began yet another holiday song. This visit to Von Maur was one that I wouldn’t soon forget. It was like experiencing a dream of perfect elegance, set in Christmas tones.
Von Maur at Christmas – an experience you won’t soon forget