Although it’s not quite Christmas yet, I thought I’d share some of the Christmas scenes I encountered on some recent trips into the Sydney CBD. To be honest, by day these decorations as a whole, are very lack lustre compared to what I’ve been seeing from friends currently touring Europe and New York. Indeed, I feel a bit sheepish about presenting them at all, and rather apologetic. However, our beaches are beautiful this time of year, and who needs Christmas lights when you can have the sun.
My personal favourite has to be the window displays in David Jones’s Elizabeth Street Store. Although to be honest, I’ve only viewed them twice and haven’t entered the realms of Christmas traditions, even though I vowed they would when I took the kids there for their Santa photos when they were very small and our daughter was still terrified of Santa.
Here’s a few of my pics this year:
Walking across Hyde Park, you’ll come across St Mary’s Cathedral with it’s large nativity displays both inside and out:
Above: the dazzling Christmas tree in the Queen Victoria Building at Town Hall made of Swarovski crystals.
Last and perhaps least and I hope it truly lights up into something dazzling as it currently looks very small and pathetic, is the Christmas Tree at Sydney’s Town Hall.
After all that walking around, Elf and I needed to sit down.
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of a Sydney Christmas by day. It doesn’t look like we’re going to get in there to view the lights.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a wonder-filled New Year.
Rowena and family