St Stephen's Cathedral Christmas Lights
03 December 2018
St Vincent's Care Services is a proud sponsor of the inaugural Brisbane Archdiocese The Lights of Brisbane event, being held at St Stephen's Cathedral in December.
Opening on 12 December and running every evening right through to Christmas eve, the Archdiocese has created an extraordinary light and sound show, projected onto the Cathedral and Chapel. This laser light show has been developed by the creators of Sydney’s Lights of Christmas at St Mary’s Cathedral which has a strong reputation and attendance so is guaranteed to impress and get us all in the spirit of Christmas.
The show runs for 12 minutes and is split into three segments, starting with a kaleidoscope of colour moving across the cathedral exterior, inspired by the beauty and craftsmanship of the building’s stained-glass windows and terrazzo mosaics.
The second segment features a digitally animated story written and narrated by Simon Pryce, best known to family audiences as the Red Wiggle. The story explores the power of giving rather than receiving through the character Roger Robot who feels overlooked for new toys gifted at Christmas and sets out on a journey to make friends, share love and help others through the gift of giving – ending in a happy Christmas Day for all.
A traditional series of Madonna and Child artworks rounds out the show with symbolic references to how both are guiding lights to mankind.
Nightly shows commence from 7:30pm and are repeated continuously until midnight from 12 - 24 December 2018, at St Stephen's Cathedral, 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane.
Lights of Christmas is created by AGB events and presented by Charter Hall, with support from the Australian Catholic University, Catholic Super, Catholic Church Insurance, St Vincent’s Care Services and the Queensland Government.
A number of St Vincent's Care Services residents were given the VIP treatment as special guests for the premiere of the light show on Wednesday 12 December.