Grand Central Kaleidoscope Light Show

Today, Grand Central Terminal will be packed with those travelling home for the holidays. Although the train station will be crowded, the travellers’ waiting time will be made less painful by a spectacular, free holiday sound and light show called Kaleidoscope.

Every half hour, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., tourists and commuters watch as the marble walls and painted ceiling of the main concourse are washed with choreographed audiovisual effects. If you want to see the show in person, you’ll have to hurry; it ends on New Year’s day.

Here are a few images from the show, along with happy holiday wishes from Blather in Brooklyn.

The main entrance to the station

Suddenly, the music starts and the walls begin to change color

A traveller stops in his tracks to watch the show

Patterns cover the pale marble walls

The music swells and images of fireworks appear

The lights cover every surface

Twinkling stars are projected onto the ceiling

Grand Central Terminal

8 Responses to Grand Central Kaleidoscope Light Show

  1. photowannabe says:

    Wow, I would love to see that. What a spectacular show in the terminal.
    Merry Christmas


  2. Olivier says:

    Tout simplement MAGNIFIQUE, surtout la dernière les étoiles sur la voie lactée de grand central. L’année prochaine, je dois faire noël à NYC, j’attends avec impatience de voir toutes ces illuminations

    Quite simply MAGNIFICENT, especially the latest on the stars of the Milky Way grand central. Next year, I do Christmas in NYC, I look forward to seeing all these illuminations


  3. It was quite amazing to step out of a train and into the terminal when the lightshow was first displayed. The room seemed to be spinning, and the lights were extraordinary.
    Your photos really capture the space. Thanks.


  4. […] In der Grand Central Station, dem New Yorker Verkehrsterminal, konnte man eine aufwändige Lichtinstallation zu bestaunen. […]


  5. Hey Annula , What a great and atmospheri photo’s are this!
    I wish You a Happy and Creative 2008, Look at my Happy fireworks and wishes. See my blog:)


  6. moi says:

    i gotta make a beeline for this before it ends !!!!!! wish you and yours a beautiful new year ahead 🙂


  7. […] In der Grand Central Station, dem New Yorker Verkehrsterminal, konnten die Besucher eine aufwändige Lichtinstallation bestaunen. […]


  8. Awesome photos. I know how difficult it is to take good photos at the Grand Central Station so I comment you on a good job well done.


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