Lights of Christmas 2020

Sydney’s favourite free Christmas tradition, Lights of Christmas presented by Paynter Dixon, will once again light up the façade of St Mary’s Cathedral with a captivating show of music, visual effects and projections.

St Vincent’s Hospital is proud to be chosen as the Charity partner for a third year, with funds raised from this year’s event supporting our Healing, Hope and Humanity Fund that assists some of our most vulnerable patients.

“After the year that we have all had, it will be very consoling for the people of Sydney, and especially young families to be able to celebrate Christmas in this way, I am pleased that the Lights of Christmas are continuing this year.” Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

At the closing of one of our most challenging years, the 2020 event has chosen the theme of HOPE. Drawing on light as a symbol of new beginnings, the display depicts the dawning of a new day and the promise of a brighter future. Inspired by the patterns of the stained-glass windows, HOPE utilises symbols like sunshine, candlelight and twinkling stars to inspire optimism for the future. There will also be an honouring of members of the Sydney community who have helped us through the difficulties of 2020 – from firefighters to frontline health workers.

The display is running from 8.30 – 11.00pm every night until December 25 in St Mary’s Cathedral Square. So everyone enjoys the event safely there are electronic registration and spacing measures in place. Standard entry is via William Street, with accessible access through Cathedral Street (Cook & Phillip Park).

Join us in a celebration of Peace, Joy, and above all, HOPE.