Watch Elton John launch Saks Fifth Avenue’s Holiday Display

Two days after his last full show in the US, Elton John made a guest appearance in New York to launch Saks Fifth Avenue’s holiday parties.

He performed the classic number “Your Song” on the street outside the department store, after being wheeled from the store’s entrance to a waiting piano in a buggy with star-shaped glasses on the front.

John can be seen in the video below carefully sitting down as he continues to recover from hip surgery. “Good evening, New York,” he said before thanking Saks for their $1 million donation to his Elton John AIDS Foundation. He added: “This will help further our mission to end AIDS and it means a lot to me to have your support.” He was joined by husband David Furnish and their two sons before Saks’ annual window display was unveiled. Afterwards John performed “Your Song” and then the full light display was revealed for a playback of his 1974 song “Step Into Christmas”.

The full presentation can be seen below, where “Your Song” starts around 4:12.

“I’m excited to partner with an iconic brand like Saks that goes the extra mile to make this world a brighter and more accepting place this holiday season and beyond,” he said in a statement. “While it is the happiest time of the year for many, we must not forget the billions of people around the world for whom safety, respect and dignity are not guaranteed. Saks’ generous support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Rocket Fund will help to boost our programs to end the stigma and discrimination that prevents so many people from accessing compassionate and life-saving HIV treatment.”

Elton John opens Saks’ holiday season

Elton John, Nov. 20, 2022 at Dodger Stadium

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