Wednesday, November 30, 2022

City Christmas Lights

Today my two walking companions and I hopped on a Manly ferry to travel into the City

To wander around various laneways and arcades to see the City all decked out for Christmas.   First up was the Rocks area.

After a short ride on the light rail we arrived at Martin Place to admire the largest Christmas tree in NSW which is decorated with more than 110,000 LED lights, a 3.4-metre colour-changing star and 330 specially created glossy baubles.

The tree’s 800 branches are dressed with 15,000 flowers representing 9 different kinds of Australian flowers: banksia, waratah, bottlebrush, wattle, eucalyptus gum flower, kangaroo paw, flannel flower, pink wax flower and white wax flower.

We then walked along George Street to the Strand Arcade which never fails to impress.

We then headed to see the DJ's windows which were a major disappointment to all three of us as we remember them as being magical when we were children.  We were also disappointed with the tree in the Queen Victoria building as well.     No where near as spectacular as previous years.  

All in all we enjoyed our day wandering around the City seeing her dressed up for the coming festive season.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Such lovely Christmas decorations. It sounds like a lovely day seeing all of the festive displays.

Maria said...

Still some lovely decorations and a great day out with friends.

ButterZ said...

At least you went out and enjoyed with friends

cityquilter grace said...

very nice sewing projects and waltz length? haven't heard that term in quite a long yourself gal...LOL!

kiwikid said...

Lots of lovely trees and decorations there Karen.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

So pretty. I'll bet even more spectacular at night when all lit up.

Janice said...

I love seeing the city all dressed up for Christmas. If the planets align Mick and I May hop on the train and have a day looking at them be all. Are the DJs ones the same as when we were kids and just older or different?