Dancing Christmas Lights

The one event that many people seem to be talking about this Christmas in Melbourne are the lights on the Town Hall.  First I have a photo of it by day.

By Day

Town Hall During the DayThis is the Melbourne Town Hall.  I took this image on Sunday morning.  I thought at the time it was pretty cool with the big ribbon on it.  Then someone mentioned the lights, and I thought I should go and see what they were talking about.

By Night

Town Hall 1

At night a fantastic light display is shown.  Christmas music plays in the background.  It is very festive.

Town Hall 2They go through lots of changes as well.

Town Hall 3Sparkles all over.

Town Hall 4How cool is the clock tower?

Town Hall 5All wrapped up in brightness.  It is so wonderful to watch.  There were lights coming from all different directions.  How they managed to get them to match the building is amazing.  My husband was amazed.

The photos are not great.  It was raining and I didn’t want to point my camera up too far.  You get an idea of what it looked like.  It is a shame I can’t get the music for you as well.

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  1. These are fantastic shots, Leanne…first, you’ve an amazingly gorgeous Town Hall…and whoever was such a genius to do the lighting effects? WOWEE-ZOWEE! I bet it’s the coolest thing to watch (and listen to)! I understand, if you shot a video, too, that it wouldn’t turn out as you hoped…but maybe you should just post it anyway–for the fun of it? Pleeeeease…pretty please?

    • I didn’t really think to do a video until after I came home, it would have been good. It does go for some time though.

  2. As you say amazing but the whole of the conversation that you are engaging in with the architecture and the lighting–the architect and the designer and the photographer– is a celebration of its own.

  3. This is probably the coolest lights I have seen…ever! Melbourne is rich…with lights and color :)

  4. This is fantastic! Beautiful shots! I saw the building during the day, but I had no idea there was a light display at night. I will try to get down there this weekend. Thank you for sharing! :-)

  5. I think everyone should do lights like them. Which do you like best? I’m partial to the third and last… well done.

  6. How wonderful! Nothing like that out here in Small Town, Rhode Island! :)
    Now…how do you shoot in the rain without ruining the camera? I’m terrified of even the lightest mist….

    • It is pretty amazing Marie, spectacular show.
      You would be surprised at how much rain your camera can take, well mine get wet a lot. I won’t put them in water, and if it is a heavy downpour I run for cover and plastic bags for the camera. It was a light rain and I was more worried about rain drops on the lens.

  7. Spectacular…it must have been amazing to see it in person! Nothing like that around here so it is wonderful to see your shots!


  8. The building is beautiful by day, but at night it is amazing and magical. Your photos are wonderful — I love the colors.

  9. This looks absolutely incredible! I would love to see the lights in real life – good excuse for a warm Christmas in Australia one day, maybe…your photos are great as well :)

  10. The structures and the capturing of the bright lights displayed on the buildings are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  11. The light display is very cool, especially the sparkles. I also like that you got wetness of the street into your shots, reflecting all the colors. Nicely done!

  12. So wonderful! this is so creative…never seen a light show such as this before. Thanks for the “like” :) & Merry Christmas…

    • I have never seen anything like it before either, it is pretty amazing. Thanks for visiting me as well, and Merry Christmas :)

  13. bigblue45 says

    Thankyou for the like quite a while back. This photo’s are amazing! The colours are really cool. Happy Christmas :)

  14. duffythewriter says

    thanks for stopping by and liking my blog, gave me a chance to see yours, wonderful photos love the Christmas lights!

    • Thank you Emily, I really think you are right, I am so glad I went in to take a look, it was a wonderful surprise.

    • Yes Mark it is did turn into an owl, I have put a video someone did of it today, check it out, it is amazing. Thank you.

  15. Wow, Leanne. Those colors are stunningly beautiful, and you captured them so nicely. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  16. OH MY GOSH!!! So the laser light display is on Melbourne. Adelaide used to have them too… sponsored by SANTOS. But it hasn’t been up for 2 years d. I miss those lights projections on buildings. It’s wonder!

    Lovely pictures you have there. I hope our Adelaide Town Hall is gorgeously decorated for Christmas.

  17. I love lights like this… the wonders of what they can do with computers these days are amazing and nice that it’s a use that brings so many smiles to so many faces.

    Rain or no rain you did a good job showing the amazing colours!

    Merry Christmas Leanne!

  18. says

    Beautiful images Leanne. Xmas is just the best time for photography. Will have to get to Melbourne again one day. :)

  19. This is stunning! What a beautiful way to decorate this building in a colorful way. Tanks for showing it. I hope you had a lovely Christmas – and I wish you and yours a Happy New Year.

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  21. That’s amazing! You would have had to physically drag me away one I started shooting there, hehe. And the quality is fine; I even like the reflective glow on the sidewalk thanks to wet conditions.

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