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HOT: Myer Christmas Windows 2017, Myer Bourke Street,

myer christmas windows 2017

The Myer Christmas windows 2017 return for their 62nd year! It’s another animated display of an original Christmas story – with a technological twist for the 21st century.

myer christmas windows 2017

This year’s windows are based on ‘The completely and utterly, absolutely perfect Christmas’ written and illustrated by H C Floren. It’s an original story of Elf and his search for the ‘perfect Christmas’.

You meet his decoration friends Reindeer, Mouse and Angel as well as a cast of characters such as Council street decorations, the hoity-toity Scandinavian decorations and the home-made decorations from a kindergarten.

myer christmas windows 2017

While this year’s windows don’t contain the same magical detail and special ‘Melbourne’ touches as previous years, the animatronic displays are still delightful.

myer christmas windows 2017

What makes this year’s windows unique is that the story is accompanied by a picture book and an app for an enhanced story experience.

myer christmas windows 2017

Download the app ‘Elf Vision’ and some of the book’s pages come to life on screen. It’s like a real-life pop up book! Ask a staff member to demonstrate how to use it.

myer christmas windows 2017

Baby 2.0 is delighted by the story and demands to have it read to him again and again, with and without the app.

myer christmas windows 2017

The book is exclusively available for sale at Myer for $19.95. If you have the time you can also go on an ‘Elf Hunt’ via the app. Find 4 elves throughout the Myer Bourke Street store then get 20% off the book from the Level 6 Myer Giftorium and Santaland.

The Myer Melbourne Christmas Windows are on display every day from 7:30am daily until Sunday 7 January 2018.


Myer Christmas Windows 2017, Myer Melbourne, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne

Windows on display from 7:30am daily until Sunday 7 January 2018.

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts loves to blog about ways in which families can have more fun together!

She's a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur who 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.

This Post Has 15 Comments
  1. The Myer windows were always a magical experience seeing little people and creatures come to life. It seems however that over the last few years the budget has been getting tighter and tighter. The characters, if they are aninmated at all, seem to just twist around a little bit – not much movement at all.
    It was great, in days gone by, when not only did the person or animal move, but their arms, their mouths, their eyes moved. Doors would open and close, curtains would go up to reveal something special. In each scene there would be lots of people/animals moving in many directions. It was worth going to see, nowadays it looks rather skimpy and cheap.

  2. I was SO disappointed in 2017 Myer Christmas windows… it was all tinsel and and like an extension of store decorations. The story was ordinary oh so ordinary!!! Looking back on a rare interview with John Kerr in year 2000 I can see the extreme difference in the puppetry compared with what is now offered. Let’s have a superb window for 2018… I happy to offer a suggestion… I’d even love to help work on it!!!

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