St Mary’s Cathedral Xmas Lights:-Sydney Australia (Video)

St Mary’s Cathedral put on a beautiful Christmas Light Show every year. This Cathedral is the largest church in Australia.
If you would like to know about St Mary’s Wikipedia has a very good article.
The video below was taken on the 8th of December 2011.



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25 Responses to St Mary’s Cathedral Xmas Lights:-Sydney Australia (Video)

  1. malc50 says:

    Thanks Mags, The Wikipedia piece on the Cathedral makes fascinating reading. The Victorians would be happy to have three churches taller than St. Mary’s. I note that Archbishop Duhig’s Holy Name Cathedral in Fortitude Valley was to be “the largest church building of any Christian denomination in the Southern Hemisphere”. A pity the depression put a stop to his grandiose plans for Brisbane’s Cathedral. Cheers.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Mal,
      I also thought the Wikipedia article was excellent, a lot of great information and some lovely pictures of the inside of the Cathedral as well.

  2. Selma says:

    It is magnificent, magical and makes you believe in something. I have a great deal of fondness for St. Mary’s Cathedral. I used to sing in the school choir and we would often sing there. There was nothing like it, Mags – the acoustics are amazing. I could cry watching this I love it so much. Thank you!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Selma,
      That’s fantastic, you must have some great memories of time spent there.
      The article in Wikipedia mentioned that there are 4 choirs that sing for the Cathedral now.
      The video below was taken in December 2010. It also shows some of the wonderful architecture of the Cathedral.

  3. El Guapo says:

    That was wonderful and spectacular. I would love to see that in person.
    How often do they run it?

    Grand Central Station in nyc used to do a holiday light show. It’s gotten successively worse over the last few years, and I think they finally just stopped…

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi El Guapo,
      I am not sure how long it goes for this year, but last year it run from the 8th December till the 25th December, 8pm till 12pm.

      I’m sorry to hear about the Grand Central Station, I wonder why it started to go downhill? You would think people would come from miles around to see it, very sad.

  4. malc50 says:

    Hi again Mags, I came across another light show on a building, in the Ukraine,
    at which is worth a look also. Cheers

  5. aFrankAngle says:

    OMG … simply stunning as I’ve never seen anything like that before. Wow! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Snoring Dog Studio says:

    Stunningly beautiful! What a treat to watch.

  7. What a treat! I like that it was slow-paced and gentle, so serene and calming… Makes me pause to ponder the blessings of the season…

  8. Rebekah says:

    What a gorgeous light show! Astonishing! Must be really great to watch it in real life! Also checked out the article about St. Mary’s. Very interesting and nice to see all the interior pictures … all those windows ‘n stuff!

  9. dearrosie says:

    What a magnificent building, and a really impressive light show. I’ve never seen anything like that at a Cathedral over here. I also love the music.
    And enjoyed hearing the Girls Choir singing on the steps.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi dearrosie,
      It is a beautiful Cathedral to do the light show on, it’s really massive, and the effect is brilliant. I’m glad you enjoyed the Choir, their voices are beautiful.

  10. bronxboy55 says:

    I can’t even begin to imagine how they do that light show, Mags. But they’ve obviously figured it out. Really amazing. Thank you for posting this. Merry Christmas!

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