Sydney Christmas celebrations to be more native and greener

December 7, 2009 at 9:42 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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In Sydney, celebrations this year are designed to be a lot greener and far more Australian as compared to the previous years.

The projections on the Town Hall building will feature images that are uniquely native. The impressive facade of the Victorian sandstone building will reflect images that are exclusively and expressly Australian. The images will include those of wattle blossoms, kookaburras, blue bottles, flying foxes, echidnas, sailing yachts, blue-tongued lizards, parks, King Parrots, bottle brushes, a pink galah in a gum tree and diverse cultures of Australia – iconic Australian images that will give the Christmas celebrations a remarkable Sydney or Australian flavour!
In addition to the 21-metre giant-size Christmas tree at Martin Place, there is an 8-metre tree at Taylor Square and several other Christmas trees at several other locations. In view of enhanced sustainability, all light decorations will be powered by GreenPower. The fireworks also make use of green explosives causing minimum harm to the people and the environment!

The Christmas Concert venues give out a clear message of sustainability! School students’ display of their little gardens in garden boxes, as part of Live Green School Garden Project, will pass on a healthy message on the green methods of growing plants and preparing food.

And as a frosting on the Christmas cake, all decorations will be of a reusable nature!

Lots o’ fun in store for Christmas in Sydney!

November 28, 2009 at 5:08 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Christmas is in the air in Sydney what with folks shopping, planning and generally getting ready for Christmas. The Town Hall will be lit up for four weeks reflecting the festive mood of the season. Wattle blossoms, kookaburras, blue bottles, flying foxes and echidnas –the images of Australia will be projected in a cycle on the magnificent facade of the Town Hall for twelve days to add to the colour and the general carnival atmosphere of the city!

The giant Christmas tree (21 metres tall) will be lit up with around 58,000 LED lights and over 300 seven pointed stars spreading the joy and spirit of Christmas!

Kids’ favourite entertainment shows will be performed live, and with Santa, carols, music, jazz bands and all, the season of Christmas is a season of fun for kids in Sydney! It’s, however, not just kids that have all the fun. There are numerous events for Christmas for the young and the youthful and all the rest! The fireworks are just about everybody’s favourite and while enjoying the fireworks of Christmas, folks at Sydney gear up for the fabulous fireworks of the New Year’s Eve that Sydney is famous for! Other options are dining, dancing and cruising – all with a dash of romance, of course!

Like everything else in Sydney, Christmas celebrations , with their Australian themes and Sydney attitude, have that special tang that is unique to Sydney!

Catch the spirit of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race!

October 28, 2009 at 3:40 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race starting on the Boxing Day every year is known to be one of the toughest long ocean races. It wouldn’t be wrong to note that Boxing Day in Sydney is almost synonymous with the yacht race! It is a major summer sport of Australia that attracts viewers and contestants from the different parts of the world, not to mention the media!

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The race starts at Sydney Harbour attracting spectators who gather in large numbers along the shore as well as on cruise boats and other vessels. Helicopters hover at a distance above the contesting fleet to catch the excitement of the race for the various visual media around the world.

Cruise boats provide special cruises on this day providing also the best vantage points to view the beginning of the race. Aboard the Sydney Showboat, one can cruise around the Sydney Harbour and catch the spirit of the race as the crews of contesting yachts warm up for this world-famous event, and view the start at close quarters.  The luxury cruise boats of Magistic Cruises are chartered exclusively by private groups to watch and share the thrill of the sport.

The cruises take you near where all the action is allowing you to experience the actual excitement of the race! And the delicious seafood buffet freshly prepared onboard adds to the joy of the ride!

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