Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Time in Sydney

Thursday was the only big christmas event they have here in Sydney, that's why I had to be there. The event was all about the big christmas tree at Martin Place, which is 21 metres high and adorned with 58,000 LED lights. At 8.30pm they started to light it for the christmas season.
It was weird to celebrate all this in 18 degree weather and I couldn't help it but think of being on a christmas market in Austria drinking mulled wine. I have to say though that they had a great show, mostly for kids including the smurfs, the Australian choir and much more. As we started to get a little bored Ben and I started to wander around a bit, walking through the area and watching another performance in Hyde Park. The weather was the only thing that was miserable that day. When it started pouring again, we decided to go home even though we knew we would be missing out on the actual tree lighting. It was so cold and windy that I couldn't bear standing in a crowd for another hour, it was still a really nice evening!


Oxana Ivanova said...

Beautiful photos :)

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Psycho Cat said...

Agree, beautiful pictures dear :)

Kristen said...

Looks like a great time, other then the weather ♥

Jessica Wray said...

looks beautiful! I've always wanted to visit Sydney.

Christine said...

Love the photos, that tree is magnificent!

CheckMyFashion said...

summer xmas! awesome australia!

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head and heels said...

i love the pic with the christmas tree! looks amazing!

all the best from stockholm,
xx mika

Happy Wife said...

I have a picture of me in front of the same fountain!!
Lived near Sydney back in 2003 for a year and LOVED it!