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Sydney’s Christmas lights are already a hit

By Louise Morrin

Sydney's no stranger to getting into the festive spirit, and it seems this year's effort is even more impressive than ever. Following the city's official tree-lighting ceremony at the end of last month, people have come from far and wide to see the New South Wales capital in all its glory.

Lord mayor Clover Moore recommends heading out in the evening to see the full effect of the Christmas lights, which extend out from Martin Place and beyond.

"Bring your loved ones and a camera and take a walk from Sydney Town Hall to Martin Place and St Mary's Cathedral to celebrate the season of peace, joy and goodwill," she suggested.

Among the highlights of this year's display is a 21-metre interactive Christmas tree in Martin Place, while Pit Street Mall is scattered with more than 100 living trees. They'll be auctioned throughout Christmas week to raise funds for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, so it's well worth a look if you're in search of ways to decorate your real estate in St George.

Of course, the CBD is also a great place to finish off or start your Christmas shopping, as there are hundreds of stores ranging from big-name brands to pop-up local retailers. Expect to find free gift wrapping sessions, digital photo booths and live entertainment as you decide on the perfect present for friends and family.

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