A long-standing Melbourne tradition, the Myer Christmas Windows are now in their 58th year. Every November Myer unveils a new set of animated scenes, based on that year’s theme, at their store in Melbourne’s iconic Bourke Street Mall. This year the windows are inspired by the book Gingerbread Friends, by American children’s author, Jan Brett. The story follows a little Gingerbread child as he embarks on a somewhat dangerous adventure in search of a friend. During his quest he realises that he already has many friends back home.
These much-loved Christmas Windows are a wonderful activity to share with children or grandchildren. There is no charge to view the windows, however, a degree of patience is required as there are often queues. Running from early November until 5 January, they are open every day from 7:30am to 1am. This year, over one million Australians and overseas visitors will view the windows, which have been six months in the making. A special tradition our daughters looked forward to when they were younger, I highly recommend you embrace the Christmas spirit – as well as your inner child – and join the queue.