Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral transformed by Christmas light display

Sydney, Australia (Saturday, 17 December 2016, Gaudium Press) The St Mary’s Cathedral underwent a dramatic transformation on Thursday night, turning into a magical castle as part of a free show that will continue until Christmas Day.

Each night the gothic church will serve as a 74.6-metre high canvas for a family-friendly animation of Christmas classic The Nutcracker Suite, brought to life by light and sound projections. As in previous years, images of Madonna and Child will later adorn the cathedral’s facade.



At the beginning of each show, which runs from 7.30pm to 12am, choirs from across Sydney will perform carols at the steps of the cathedral.

The official launch of the Lights of Christmas event on Thursday follows the lighting of the Martin Place Christmas tree and several historic buildings in the city last month. Until Christmas Eve, Town Hall, Galleries, David Jones and the MLC Centre will be among the buildings illuminated with festive displays.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore encouraged families to take a walk from Town Hall to Martin Place and the cathedral to “celebrate the season of peace, joy and goodwill”.

Source Sydney Morning Herald


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