Celebrate the season at Sydney’s most popular Christmas lights show

Join us at the annual Lights of Christmas at St Mary’s Cathedral Square, in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, for a spectacular free sound and light show every night from Wednesday 6 December until Christmas Day 2017.

Choirs will sing Christmas carols from 7.30pm, and the new sound and light show celebrating the season of peace, joy and goodwill will illuminate the huge 75m façade of St Mary’s Cathedral at 8.30pm and continue through until midnight.

AGB Events is proud that the Lights of Christmas continues to capture the imagination of adults and children alike and is now firmly Sydney’s most popular Christmas lights show.

Creative Concept

This year’s show will be split into three segments, each taking the viewer on a journey. The first is decorative patterns inspired by St Mary’s stained glass windows and terrazzo mosaics, celebrating the beauty and craftsmanship inside.
The second segment is titled “The Gift of Time”. In the animated story, the audience will follow the lead character, “Griffin”, through a journey that will demonstrate the importance of putting down technology devices and taking time to appreciate your surroundings, your friends, and your family. The characters in this story have been created by hand using watercolour and gauche in traditional styles, then brought to life and animated digitally. The story will be accompanied by an original soundtrack, which comprises powerful quick rhythms reinforced by mechanical and clockwork sounds.
The final segment of the show will be a series of Madonna and Child artworks featuring three old masters paintings and other masterpieces. This will also include images used in past years, which have been showcased on Australia Post’s 2017 Christmas stamp. This segment honours the elegance of the relationship between woman and child against the sacredness of St Mary’s Cathedral.