December, 2011 – Graham Miln

Christmas Decorations Around Melbourne

Over the last weeks Christmas decorations have been appearing around the city. The city is rolling out new decorations in many parts of the city centre. There appears to be a trend towards a nature based theme using living pine trees, with a move away from large metal structures of previous years.

This is the last year we expect to see Christmas in the city, so my camera has been kept busy capturing memories.

Looking through pine trees in Federation Square at Flinders Street Station

Pine trees in Federation Square Melbourne

City Square, recently occupied by protesters, is now filled with trees, Nut Cracker inspired toy soldiers, and a nativity scene.

Toy soldier from the Nut Cracker in City Square, Melbourne

The Docklands has continued with its traditional nautical theme.

Constructing a decoration at Docklands, Melbourne

The department store, Myer, unveiled its series of Christmas windows. The windows draw large crowds and demand staff to help guide families along. Inside the newly renovated building a Santa themed train ride is operating.

Myer store Christmas window

Myer store Santa train ride

Over the Yarra River one of central footbridges has been turned into a perch for mistletoe.

Christmas ornament on Melbourne footbridge

Detail of the footbridge mistletoe ornament

We passed a line of fun decorated motorbikes parked near Southgate.

Decorated bikes at Southgate

Detail of a decorated bike

One of the iconic Melbourne City Circle trams has been repainted for the Christmas season.