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