Families return to see Melbourne Myer Christmas window displays

In other windows, Mary Poppins rides a carousel, Elsa Frozen rises from an icy landscape and Rafiki from The Lion King hold little Simba aloft on Pride Rock.

The characters that Disney has portrayed have been popular themes of recent Myer Christmas windows.

Fun day: Rachel Lamb-Coulthard with her daughters Skyla 10, Penny 6 and Quinn 2.Credit:Paul Jeffers

Rachel Lamb-Coulthard, 42, drove her daughters Skyla, 10, Penny, 6, and Quinn, 2, from Warragul in Gippsland to see the windows.

Skyla called them “really cool” and Penny said they were “awesome”.

Melody Williams, 48, from Camberwell, who brought her 11-year-old daughter Amelie, said seeing the exhibit created fond family memories and encouraged reading, literacy and a love of stories.

The couple headed to the Myer Melbourne store, where for the first year since 2019 children could sit on Santa’s lap at Santaland on level 7.

Happy day: Melody Williams with her daughter Amélie, 11 years old.

Happy day: Melody Williams with her daughter Amélie, 11 years old.Credit:Paul Jeffers

Also on Sunday, Lord Mayor Sally Capp kicked off Melbourne Month Christmaswhich begins November 25.

Free events include a Christmas-themed ice rink in Carlton’s Argyle Square and a pop-up play area in Queensbridge Square with a giant dance floor and interactive orchestra.

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There will be a 16m Christmas tree in Federation Square and projections will appear on Melbourne Town Hall and Flinders Street Station.

Other events include the String Bean Alley Christmas Night Market at Queen Victoria Market on Monday evenings from December 5-19, the Christmas Maze at Docklands and the Christmas Carnival at Birrarung Marr.

The Christmas Circus Spectacular at City Hall on Christmas Eve has a $5 admission fee, with proceeds going to a homeless project called Make Room.

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