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HOT: Make Believe: The Story Of The Myer Christmas Windows, Melbourne Museum, Carlton

HOT: Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows, Melbourne Museum, Carlton

Visiting the Myer Christmas Windows is an annual Christmas tradition for many families in Melbourne – and indeed Australia. Many people have fond memories of visiting with their families and friends for over 60 years.

Make Believe The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows Melbourne Museum

This year you can visit not just the Myer Christmas Windows (with an Alice in Wonderland theme) but also see Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows, a temporary exhibition at Melbourne Museum.

Make Believe The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows Melbourne Museum

The exhibition is part of the upstairs Melbourne Gallery and features a behind-the-scenes look at this beloved Melbourne tradition. You’ll find stories, displays, models, sets and puppets from some of past Myer Christmas Windows.

Make Believe The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows Melbourne Museum

The entrance includes a scene from the first windows displayed in 1956. In that year Melbourne has Olympics fever so of course Santa is participating in some Olympic sports!

Make Believe The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows Melbourne Museum

Make Believe The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows Melbourne Museum

The highlight is the gallery of over 250 creatures and characters who have featured in the displays over the years. See how many you recognise!

Make Believe The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows Melbourne Museum

Make Believe The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows Melbourne Museum

Make Believe The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows Melbourne Museum

It ends with displays of the work that’s gone into creating the 2018 Myer Christmas Windows with an Alice in Wonderland theme.

Make Believe The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum has also asked people to submit their stories, memories and photos of their experiences of the Myer Christmas Windows. If you look really carefully you’ll find my photo and story included in the slideshow! Here’s how to get involved.

Make Believe The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows Melbourne Museum

Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows is included in general admission to Melbourne Museum. It’s a magical experience for kids and adults with a heavy dose of nostalgia. Don’t miss it this festive season.

Click here for my review of the Myer Christmas Windows 2018

Click here for free things to do in Melbourne for Christmas

 

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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