Sydney really comes into her own in summer. Summer in Sydney means days at the beach, picnics in the park and balmy evenings being thrilled by exciting Festival events. There is an array of free Festival events day and night to tickle any fancy. There are major cultural events like Christmas, New Year's Eve, Sydney Festival and Australia Day. As planned, we first visited St Mary’s Cathedral to witness "The Lights of Christmas" which was accompanied by Choirs singing Christmas carols.