Christmas spirit comes to Myer

FIRST LOOK: Some of the story-book characters and scenes set to appear in Geelong's first Myer Christmas Windows display.

RETAIL giant Myer will unveil its first Christmas windows display in Geelong next week.
The retailer this week supplied the Independent with a sneak-peek of some of the display figurines set to enchant onlookers.
Myer will launch the windows, an annual tradition at its flagship store in Melbourne’s Bourke St, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm next Friday.
Mayor Darryn Lyons said the windows would kick off “the best Christmas program Geelong has ever seen”.
“This year Geelong will experience a brighter, bolder and bigger festive season than ever before,” he said.
Cr Lyons expected the windows to be a “huge attraction for families across the region”.
“It’s something we haven’t done previously and the Myer Christmas Windows will be a drawcard for shoppers to visit central Geelong during the critical Christmas trading period.
“It is also a great opportunity for families to share in the Christmas spirit in Geelong this year.”
Cr Lyons said other attractions at the windows launch would include a snow machine and Santa Claus.
The festive season excitement would step up on 21 November with the unveiling of Geelong’s floating Christmas tree on Corio Bay, he said.
“It’s going to be spectacular,” Cr Lyons promised.
“I’ve seen the iconic tree under construction and, wow, it looks amazing.
“We are inviting everyone to come down around 8:30pm to watch us flick the switch – it will be a sight not to be missed.”

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