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Story Bridge comes to light with the magic of Christmas

02 December, 2013

Story Bridge comes to light with the magic of Christmas

For the first time, the Story Bridge will be lit up with a stunning Christmas light show to celebrate the Christmas season, starting this Sunday, 1 December.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said he was delighted that the 500 new Story Bridge LED lights would be used to create a dazzling 10-minute light show that run three times a night each evening until Christmas Day at 7.30pm, 8.00pm and 9.00pm.

Cr Quirk said that in addition, the Story Bridge would feature Christmas-themed lights with the bridge arches turned into an impressive Christmas tree, each night between sunset to sunrise from Monday, 9 December.

“The Story Bridge Christmas lights show is a welcome addition to Brisbane’s Christmas program, adding another dimension of magic to the spirit of Christmas in our city,” he said.

“It’s a terrific opportunity for family and friends to watch from some great vantage spots, such as Wilson Outlook Reserve on Bowen Terrace in New Farm or the Eagle Street Pier.”

Cr Quirk said the new LED Story Bridge lights that were switched on in June this year had a wide range of colours and dynamic lighting options to put on a great show.

“The new Story Bridge lighting was developed to highlight special events and causes, for example we might light it white for White Ribbon Day or put on an amazing show for events like Riverfire,” he said.

“The ease at which the colour of the lights can be changed is especially beneficial with so many organisations booking the lights.

“The old lights used gel inserts to create basic colours such as pink, red, green and blue – but the new LED lights can produce virtually any colour as well as special effects such as flashing.

“The lights are generated by light so as the sun goes down they fade up and when the sun comes up they fade down.”

The Story Bridge Christmas lights show complements of Brisbane’s six-week Christmas extravaganza in the city, which is expected to draw in tourists, with magnificent new decorations and attractions including the Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular, a 3D animated ‘toy factory’ projected onto City Hall.

The program includes 181 free events, 533 performances including The IGA Lord Mayor’s Carols in The City, Street Corner Carollers, the Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular and he Myer Christmas Parade & Pantomime.

[Ends] DECEMBER 1, 2013

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