Sydney is festively dressed this Christmas in a new lighting scheme illuminating late night shoppers in Pitt Street Mall.

The decorative new lighting system is suspended 14 metres above the ground and consists of 23 custom-made light fittings spaced seven metres apart along the entire length of the mall. Each fitting contains different coloured and styled downlights that automatically adjust and brighten as the day becomes night, as well as being energy efficient. The lights are also programmed with three Christmas themed designs, which will display each night throughout December.

The Pitt Street Mall catenary lighting project team included architects Tony Caro Architecture, head contractors Westfield Design and Construction, cabling manufacturers Ronstan International, cabling installers Pacific Rigging, lighting manufacturers 3s Lighting and lighting installers FIP Electrical.

The new lighting network signals the final stage of the Pitt Street Mall’s refurbishment – marking it as the busiest retail precinct in the city with over 65,000 pedestrians passing through it each day.

In conjunction with the new lights, shoppers will also be persuaded to join in the Christmas spirit by the award winning Leichhardt Espresso Chorus, which will perform carols in the mall between 7-9pm.

This year has marked a massive change for the Pitt Street area, with the inclusion of new paving, trees, street furniture and the recent additions of coloured lights and carollers - you can guarantee Pitt Street Mall won’t have a single silent night in December.

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