‘Tis the season to be jolly…

Myer Christmas windows

The Myer Christmas windows are a Melbourne institution. The windows are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and an air of secrecy surrounded them until the official unveiling.

The windows are based on the book Little Dog and the Christmas Wish, written by Corrine Fenton and illustrated by Robin Cowcher.

Both Fenton and Cowcher are Melburnians themselves, and the story is about a boy and his dog who are separated in the CBD on Christmas Eve.

Some of Melbourne’s most iconic spots are featured in the scenes (Flinders Street Station, the Regent Theatre and The Hopetoun Tea Rooms – to name a few).

The detail in the windows is exquisite, and it is an outstanding effort to celebrate 60 years of Myer windows.

Myer is also selling Little Dog and the Christmas Wish exclusively until January.

The windows are open from 7.30am until 1am daily until January 4.

The biggest Lego Christmas tree

Adults and children alike will adore this. The biggest Lego Christmas tree in the Southern Hemisphere is coming to Federation Square from November 27 until December 27 (open daily).

The tree is being built from half a million Lego bricks and will reach nearly 10m tall. The finishing touch will be a star designed and built by Lego master builder Chris Steininger and his family.

The special tree will come to life with a daily light show, adding a Christmas sparkle to Fed Square.

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is hosting a major international exhibition this summer. The exhibition will feature Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei.

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei was developed by the NGV and The Andy Warhol Museum (with the participation of Ai Weiwei). It explores the parallels between the two artists’ practices, and the influence that each has had on modern art and contemporary life.

The exhibition will showcase over 300 works. More than 200 of Warhol’s key works will be included, and a suite of major commissions by Weiwei will be premiered.

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei will open from Friday, December 11 at NGV, and runs until April next year. Visit www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/andy-warhol-ai-wei-wei/ for more information.

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