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Myer Christmas Windows 2013

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You can have your gingerbread & see the animated version too
It may not have quite the same hype and fanfare as its more famous Melbourne cousin, but Brisbane's Myer Christmas Windows, this year presented to the public for the fifty-eighth time, are every bit as magical. And now the closely guarded secret of this year's subject has been revealed in full festive colour and animation behind the glass, and you can revel in the delights of Gingerbread Friends until 5th January 2014

Based on the highly popular Gingerbread Friends by American children's author and illustrator, Jan Brett, this year's windows were unveiled on 8th November and are already drawing large crowds of children, and snap-happy adults and tourists.

Jan Brett is an author who really knows Christmas and whose host of Christmas related titles have been brightening children's Christmases for many years. Her popular past books include Home For Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, The Wild Christmas Reindeer, and Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? The mischievous Gingerbread Baby made his first appearance in a book of the same name, an updated, comical and happy-ending version of the popular Gingerbread Man tale.

In Gingerbread Friends the Gingerbread Baby is off on another adventurous pursuit looking for companionship after he's left alone. All of the whimsical detail of Jan Brett's delightful illustrations has been brought faithfully to life in Myer's Christmas windows.

Amongst other situations you'll see the Gingerbread Baby at home:

"I'm the Gingerbread Baby,
Happy as can be,
Until Mattie goes out,
Then it's lonely here for me

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The mischievous Gingerbread Baby is the star of this year's Myer Christmas windows.

On his visit to a bakery:

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The sweet treats of the bakery

And coming home to find...

"We're gingerbread friends,
playful as can be,

We'll be friends with you,
If you'll be friends with me
and me... and me!
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Climbing a cupcake to find...
An integral part of Brisbane's Christmas in the City the windows are Myer's gift to the city and will be illuminated from 7.30am to 1am every day. Now is a good time to pop along to see this Christmas creativity, before things really heat up with the advent of Christmas holidays. Me? I'm off to bake some gingerbread friends of my own, although I doubt they'll last very long.
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Why? For the whimsical wonder of it all
When: Daily from 7am to 1am from 8th November to 5th January
Where: Myer windows, 91 Queen Street, Brisbane
Cost: It's FREE
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