Is the sorry string of fairy lights on your neighbour’s balcony not quite getting you in the Christmas spirit?  You’re in luck, because The St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt will again be the centerpiece of a stunning free light and sound show as the iconic building lights up Sydney and captures the imagination of audiences with The Lights of Christmas presented by PAYCE from the 8-25 December.

Bring the whole family to view the Fantasia-style animation of the classic Christmas favourite The Nutcracker Suite. Watch as Clara and her friends play and dance around the magnificent facade of St Mary’s Cathedral which will be transformed into a magical castle with light and sound projections.

The projections provide a stunning backdrop for a public celebration of Christmas using interactive storytelling and a beautiful combination of creativity and technology to connect with the audience. This free event now in its eighth year is a Christmas calendar must for Sydneysiders and visitors of all ages.

At the commencement of the show at 7:30pm each evening, choirs from across Sydney will perform live Christmas carols on the steps of Sydney’s grandest Cathedral.  Joy To The World, the theme for 2016, is guaranteed to get visitors in the Christmas spirit.

The Lights of Christmas presented by PAYCE has been a much-loved event on the Sydney Christmas calendar since 2009, providing a destination for Sydneysiders to gather loved ones in a public space and celebrate the season of peace, joy and goodwill. Last year’s display attracted crowds of over 300,000 people and this year is expected to see an even greater boost in attendance.  Grab the family and friends and check it out for yourself!


    Thursday 8 December to Sunday 25 December 2016
    Every day, 7.30pm to 12am
    St Mary’s Cathedral Square, College Street, Sydney


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