The iconic Myer Christmas windows were unveiled in Melbourne this week, an Aussie tradition as seasonal as backyard cricket and plum pudding.
This year Myer is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its first windows display, and as always crowds are queueing for hours to catch a glimpse of the traditional narrative scenes.
Each year a different theme is chosen. This year the windows were inspired by the popular children’s book “Little Dog and the Christmas Wish” , which is set in the 1950s, and features recognisable Melbourne locations including Flinders Street Station and the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. The windows also provide an interpretation of the first display in 1955.
Maria, a Melbourne resident, said she always used to take her children to see the windows every year and is now taking her cousin’s children.
“When my family comes to visit from America we always make sure to visit the windows,” she said. “You always think of Christmas when you see the windows.”
Parents and little elves alike can gaze upon the windows until January 4. – Report and photo by Matt Pollock