This year is the 57th year of the tradition of the Myer Christmas windows at their Bourke St, Melbourne flagship store.
Each year the process that takes more than one year to prepare (yes they are already planning the windows for next year). This years theme is Russell’s Magic Christmas, a book I hadn’t heard of before visiting last Saturday night.
The story, written by English author Rob Scotton, is about Santa’s sleigh breaking down in the woods. Santa thinks he won’t be able to deliver all the presents in time. That is until Russell the Sheep comes along and helps fix everything and gets the presents delivered to the children in time. The illustrations in the book are brilliant and they have been brilliantly recreated in the windows.
Mum and I caught the tram to Bourke St Mall after the soccer last Saturday night to see the display. They had only been revealed eight days earlier, and still being November, the crowds were quite small. I’ve been there in previous years and had to queue up for around an hour just to see them. I’ve known people from interstate come to Melbourne just to see the windows and they certainly won’t be disappointed this year.