Lights of Christmas

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St Mary's Cathedral lit up with stained glass window projections
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Ruminate on the year that was and feel the "Hope" for the year to come at the St Mary’s Cathedral Christmas in December

Maybe it’s cold outside in the Northern Hemisphere, but here in Sydney the weather is just warming up, and the season’s fabulous Christmas light displays are floating in on that balmy evening breeze. It’s the perfect time of year to get out of the house and enjoy the sparkly displays around the city, and the glowing set up at St Mary’s Cathedral is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular. 

We’re not talking about the dodgy string of fairy lights your neighbour has used to outline their veranda for the past six years. We’re talking a proper light show filled with festive joy. Called 'Hope', this year's Lights of Christmas display is themed around new beginnings and reflecting on the heroes who have helped us all through a difficult year.

Christmas will once again take over St Mary’s Cathedral’s façade with a show of music, dancing lights and projections. From Thursday December 10 to Friday December 25, the cathedral will be shining with vivid Christmas projections. The display will run from 8.30-11pm each night, with electronic registration and spacing measures taken to ensure everyone enjoys the festive cheer safely.

The hope-themed display will be officially opened by the NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian and promises to dazzle and inspire Sydneysiders again this year. Expect projections inspired by the cathedral's gorgeous stained glass windows and universally optimistic symbols like sunshine, candlelight and twinkling stars. There will also be an honouring of members of the Sydney community who have helped us through the difficulties of 2020 – from firefighters to frontline health workers. 

Check out the free Lights of Christmas website for a sneak peak of what's to come this year.

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