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Wackadoo! Bluey is the Myer Christmas Windows 2023 Theme

Enchanting families for almost 70 magical years, the Myer Christmas Windows are a Melbourne Christmas tradition and the big reveal is complete for a truly Aussie Christmas in 2023.

This year Bluey and her family have arrived at the famous Bourke Street Mall flagship store – for real life!

Take a tour through original and recreated scenes from the Heeler family holidays, and experience Bluey’s Christmas day with everyone’s favourite characters. Comprising over 500 handmade pieces, kids young and old will be in awe passing through each of the six windows.

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For even more Bluey Christmas fun, head to Level 6 in Myer where you will find Bluey’s house with interactive zones including a ‘Dance Mode Silent Disco’, keyboards to learn the Bluey theme song, character ‘Meet and Greets’ – and so much more!

When Are the Myer Christmas Windows 2023 open?

In 2023 the Myer Christmas Windows launched on Sunday 12 November, and they will be open daily from 7.30am – 10:00pm until Saturday 6 January 2024.

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Bluey at Myer’s Christmas Windows

In 2023 the Bluey Myer Window displays include 53 replicated characters with Mum, Dad, Bluey and Bingo appearing in all of the six scenes. Each individual character took over 250 hours to complete from the digital models and 3D printing, to building, fitting animatronics and hand painting!

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The story begins on Christmas morning in the Heeler house, where Bluey and her family are opening their Christmas presents…

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…to having fun preparing and enjoying Christmas lunch with the whole family…

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…then heading off to Uncle Stripe’s house for a dip in the pool (let’s hope Mum’s in charge of the ‘boring’ stuff!)…

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…followed by a game of beach cricket with Lucky’s family.

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And at the end of a busy day, we finish with a magical light show of the Heeler’s house.

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See the display for yourself from 7:30am to 10:00pm, until 24 January 2024. There’s no need to book!

For fans around the rest of Australia who can’t make it – see the Myer Windows 24 Hour Live Stream of the moving displays, and even more behind-the-scenes access.

Oh and PS….be on the lookout for long dog, hidden carefully in each scene!

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Besides the display windows, there are Christmas activities for the entire family.

After your Myer Christmas Windows experience head up to Level 6 of the Myer Bourke Street building to visit Bluey’s Activation House, and Santaland on Level 7.

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You’ll find the Bluey House in the Myer Mural Hall, through the Giftorium on the left side as you exit the lifts.

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There are loads of fun activities for the kids, all immersed in their favourite scenes from the show.

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Spin the wheel to play Bluey Trivia, or learn the theme song on the mini pianos!

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On weekends between 11:00am and 3:00pm the kids can even meet Bluey and Bingo themselves! And with exclusive Bluey merchandise available for purchase, you will have those last minute gifts sorted.

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With so much to see and do – it’s hard to know who will have more fun – the kids or the grown ups!

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If you’re after a Santa photo WITH Santa then head to Santaland and take a ride on the (animated) Santaland Express!

The Giftorium is also the place to treat yourself to a spot of Christmas shopping – hunt for the perfect dress, find something for the relative that has everything or spoil everyone you love with gifts that speak to them.

HOT Tips:

  • Open daily 7.30pm – 10:00pm from Sunday 12th November until Saturday 6th January 2024.
  • Get there early or late at night for fewer crowds. Mid-afternoon ie 3-4pm is also quiet.
  • Don’t forget to head to Bluey’s Activation House (Level 6). The activation is open daily from 11am until 3pm but you can still take photos of the set and shop for the products.
  • Bluey & Bingo meet and greets are available on weekends only and you can’t book – just drop in.

How the Myer windows got their start

The Myer Christmas Windows have been a source of joy for families for many years.

Beginning all the way back in 1956, Freddie Asmuseen – the head of display at the time – flipped the script and replaced the usual gift arrangement with a story very much dear to everyone’s hearts. The Olympics! Starring Santa and a handful of Olympians, the new dream team could be seen hanging out in Santa’s sleigh.

Since then, Myer has kept the tradition alive.

Thanks to tales like the Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Little Dog and the Christmas Wish and Alice in Wonderland, people have come to expect magic and wonder from Myer.

And every year, they deliver.

Sneak downtown this November and December and hunt for hidden secrets in the displays, letting your little ones dive into their imaginations… without spending a cent.

Go to our Christmas page for more ideas and inspiration for how to celebrate Christmas in Melbourne this year!

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

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

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