David Jones Christmas Window Display 2010

For many years, David Jones, Australia’s oldest department store, heralds the arrivals of holiday season with its Christmas window display. The flagship store at Elizabeth Street in Sydney’s CBD takes on a different theme every year attracting an eager crowd of all ages.

Noses glued to the windows, palms resting against the glass, the little ones marvel at animated marionettes, elaborate Christmas trees in anticipation of the arrival of the big man in red.

This year, the theme is a gentle reminder of what Christmas is about, with scenes from popular Christmas carols such as The First Noel and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

David Jones’ Christmas display may not rival the vitrines de Noel at Galeries Lafayette in Paris with glittering lights over multiple facades but it remains a Sydney tradition that puts a smile on many faces.

David Jones Christmas Window Display
The First Noel window

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Nativity scenes from The First Noel window

David Jones Christmas Window Display
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear window

David Jones Christmas Window Display
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – close up

David Jones Christmas Window Display
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear carousel

David Jones Christmas Window Display
O Christmas Tree with happy families

David Jones Christmas Window Display
Christmas tree

David Jones Christmas Window Display
Ding Dong Merrily on High church scene with monks ringing bells above

David Jones Christmas Window Display
Ding Dong Merrily on High church scene with monks ringing bells above

David Jones Christmas Window Display
Monks eating bread from Ding Dong Merrily on High

David Jones
Corner of Elizabeth and Market Streets
Sydney
www.davidjones.com.au

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David Jones Christmas Window Display 2010 was last modified: November 10th, 2013 by Corinne

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14 Comments:

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  2. Fabulous window dressing. My favourite has to be the Ding Dong Merrily on High one. The monks in the bell tower are so cute.

  3. Wow, that is some Christmas window display. No wonder people of all ages eagerly await it to see which theme it’s going to be. It must take them all year to prepare it.

  4. Wow, these look really well-made! Love the Ding Dong on High with the monks & mice – so much detail & really gets you into the spirit!

  5. Love these! Don’t these Christmas windows bring out the kid in all of us? I know I’ve had my nose mashed against a Christmas window or two this season.

  6. Oh my! I can’t wait to see all this! Of course, there’s decorations in Asia too, but not adorable and special like these!

  7. THANK YOU for this little piece of home. LOVED reading this
    far far away from home in La Paz, Baja California Sur :-)

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