Thursday, December 3, 2009

Myer Christmas Windows....

Cinderella- 1991 Exhibition.
A Melbourne tradition for more than 50 years is the celebration of Christmas at Melbourne Myer Store. The lovely front windows of Myer Store are adorned with wondrous things for both children and adults alike.
The first display was back in 1956, the year Melbourne held the Olympic Games. Television was also first introduced in Melbourne in 1956.
Throughout the years, Myer has thrilled anyone passing by in the Bourke Street Mall. The many and varied themes have included Fairies, Famous Children's Books and Authors, and themes from Ballet to Opera.
On a warm Summer's night, when it is too sticky to sleep, we take our kids into the city to experience what we did as children. Nothing beats seeing their faces light up..thanks to Myers and their tradition.

Swan Lake- 1965 Exhibition.
The display is on from November 6th, until January 4th 2010. 7:30am until 1am daily.
To view the themes of each year Myer has gifted these gorgeous windows to more than a million passers by annually... click HERE
My favourite one of all was in 1984 and the theme was Around The World In Eighty Days. I cannot find any pictures of it, but it remains with me even now.

10 comments:

Jayne said...

Oh, I love the Myers Christmas windows, there's always something magic about them...even the mechanised koala who ended up doing something rude to another koala a few years back *snort*

Cazzie!!! said...

LMAO...a "beary good Christmas for him then!"

Andrew said...

That was passed on to Joy Melbourne Jayne, and was used at a Midsumma Carnival.

Cazzie, I had no idea it had been going for fifty years. 1996 was a bit of a copout with a retrospective.

Cazzie!!! said...

Hehe Andrew, I guess it was a cop out 1996. I did not see that there. I am not sure I got to view the windows that year. All I remember it was a hot summer and I was pregnant with Tomas then. Unreal..in retrospective, hehe.

Mal's Team Gherkin said...

I have vague memories of visiting a similar thing in Sydney as a small child... just a vague recollection tho. Good memories - thank you, ma'am.

Hope all is well in your world :)

Cazzie!!! said...

Mal, I really do hope all is well in your World too mate. Hugg those boys of yours and make every day one step towards happiness... every day is a bonus :)

zingtrial said...

“New day, new blessings. Don’t let yesterday’s failures ruin the beauty of today. Blessings of God are new every morning. Today has its own promise of love, forgiveness, joy and success.Happy New Year!”

CailinMarie said...

Oh that is really lovely!

Brian Miller said...

very cool...would love to see these windows...my wife being a ballerina would as well i am sure...

Gail said...

I love history and you have described the tradition wonderfully.

It hard for me to think if Christmas in warm weather. Children here always want it to snow on Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by At The Farm.
May we both receive the rain we need soon.