The David Jones Christmas Windows at David Jones, on the corner of Elizabeth and Market Streets, has endured a long-term tradition every Christmas. This year, the event coincides with the department store's 175th anniversary celebrations. A different theme comes out of hiding every year, and the crowds stop while passing by on their way to either nearby Hyde Park, or to catch the train at St James station. These windows are certainly worth stopping by for.
Firstly, the ladies in David Jones colours are just divine to look at and admire. These Christmas windows have something for both adults and kids alike. Love the black dress with white polkadots. Class that never runs out of style.
Furthermore, a kid like theme of exotic charm comes out of hiding with bright, smooth and colourful pastels. Questions are placed on the windows, to incite some 'audience participation' and divine interactivity. Stop by these windows to work out the following:
How many soldiers are there inside the window?
What musical instrument is the bear playing?
For the food halls area, how many sausages are hanging?
The last window is quite lovely. It gives you a glimpse of life in Level 7, normally reserved for private functions such as weddings. Lovely, elegant and beautiful. Then again, can we find another department store in the country that has been around for 175 years? Impossible.