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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Gold Melbourne

19 December, 2011 | My Nikon Life | Comments

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Melbourne is the place to be for family fun and entertainment this New Year's Eve as the city transforms into Gold Melbourne.

This year, as part of the City of Melbourne’s Christmas and New Year festivities, Gold Melbourne will showcase a unique projections program, as some of the city’s most iconic buildings are transformed into canvases for a kaleidoscope of images. From 2 - 25 December 2011, the State Library of Victoria will play host to the enchanting childrens Christmas story, The Nutcracker. Usually performed as a ballet, the story has been adapted to be told through colourful animated projections. At St Paul’s Cathedral, Christmas is reflected through symbols and images representing life in Melbourne.

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Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve (26 - 30 December 2011), the projections program will feature a sequence entitled Hopes for the Future, with quotes from noted Melbourne residents dating back to the gold rush days.

On New Year’s Eve, you can enjoy The Colours of Melbourne, a celebration of the ever-changing phases of Melbourne life. Then from 11.50pm, watch the buildings transform as the countdown to the New Year begins and Melbourne becomes a city of gold.

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Free concerts, moving performers, sporting activities and dazzling fireworks displays will cover the entire city centre and Docklands precincts - it’s all happening at Gold Melbourne.

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