The City of Melbourne and Myer have confirmed that the popular Myer Christmas Windows will go ahead this year.
City of Melbourne CEO Justin Hanney said:
“We’re proud to step in and work with Myer to make sure the annual Christmas windows in Bourke Street Mall can go ahead.
“It’s been a difficult year and we want to safely welcome Melburnians back into the city for this special time of year.
“The Christmas trading season is traditionally the most important time of year for city retailers and the Christmas Festival usually provides a $73 million economic boost for local businesses.
“This year’s Christmas Festival program will really focus on supporting the city’s retail and hospitality businesses while providing a uniquely Melbourne Christmas atmosphere and experience.
“We’re looking at ways to bring people back into the city to see decorations, light installations, enjoy festive music and other experiences to encourage Melburnians to spend in our stores and hospitality venues.”
Geoff Ikin, Myer’s Chief Customer Officer, said:
“Like all Victorian businesses during COVID, we have had to continually adapt and reshape our plans for the upcoming Christmas period, we are now pleased to announce we have been able to work on a solution to deliver the much-loved Myer Christmas Windows this year.
“We’re excited to announce that with the assistance of the City of Melbourne we will be able to provide the experience in a way that is safe for our staff and the community which has always been our foremost priority.
“Now more than ever Victorians need something to celebrate, and we know the Myer Christmas windows brings excitement and joy to so many. We look forward to continuing Myer’s 65-year tradition of bringing the magic of Christmas to life and we’ll be announcing more details in the coming weeks.”
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