Another festive season is upon us Sydney. I know Pitt Street Mall was a construction site for almost two years, and just before Westfield Sydney was born at Christmas almost two years ago now. My my the time has flown. Before the original death of Pitt Street Mall, the Christmas decorations around this shopping precinct used to be stunning. Not anymore.
So therefore, where is Sydney's best public Christmas display? The nativity scene (sure, not a Christmas tree yet is still a public Christmas display) at the windows of David Jones on the corner of Elizabeth and Market Streets is a historical treasure. Both the young and the not so young (maybe the young at heart) stop by, morning, noon and night to view the spectacular nativity scene and the moving characters with Christmas carol tunes like they're about to go out of fashion. With a camera in tow it is easy to take happy snaps of every single Christmas window at David Jones in the city.
The nativity scene at the David Jones Christmas windows in the city
On the other hand, the Swarovski Christmas tree at the Queen Victoria Building is a delight again. Tomorrow, as at the time of writing this; the Swarovski Christmas tree will compliment the beautiful Swarovski crystal garden. This is where santa pays a visit at level 2. The sparkles and the sheer size of this tree makes the Swarovski Christmas tree one of the best public Christmas displays in Sydney. Many locals and tourists take pictures of each other in front of the tree from any floor at this opulent shopping space. Sydney is also looking forward to the crystal garden opening tomorrow, and again as at the time of writing this for 2012. A fun, Christmas sanctuary awaits.
More glimpses of the David Jones Christmas windows - reflection
It is rare for any hospital to have a Christmas tree outside its main entrance. Despite being a place for healing and rest, many people would not expect a Christmas tree to be perched in front of a busy medical institution. However, things are different at St Vincent's Hospital at Darlinghurst. Although the decorations look plain, however taking into account the artistic thought that went into the blending of the gold and silver decorations is captivating. The tree stands proud in a well maintained garden. If you find yourself eating your lunch, or perhaps just sitting down on the lawn somewhere at the park across the road, it is great to be able to see a massive tree of life opposite you.
St. Mary's Cathedral has THE MOST SPECTACULAR laser show every Christmas.
Thousands visit to view each year. Parents, children and grandparents and visitors enjoy and share the Christmas display which cover the entire front of St. Mary's Cathedral. Make this a must and then cross to David Jones Window display. Queen Victoria Building also outshines other Sydney stores
in Sydney. However, where are all the Sydney Christmas street light displays that I remember as a child?????