The nonprofit lit up the Downtown neighborhood’s historic churches and structures through the 2020 holiday season.
The Cathedral District-Jax Inc. finished its “Let There Be Light” Christmas event Dec. 27 with a laser light show at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
The Castano Group created the laser light installation, which ran every 15 minutes and featured music by the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, The Jacksonville Symphony, CDJ Church Choirs and organist Tim Tuller, according to Daily Record news partner News4Jax.com.
The Basilica show was part of the nonprofit Cathedral District Jax effort to showcase the Downtown neighborhood’s historic churches during the 2020 holiday season.
News4Jax reported Dec. 26 that the Basilica, First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, First United Methodist Church, Historic Mount Zion AME Church and St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral were featured in a driving tour that began Nov. 27. It included more than 150 lit trees. Four other landmark buildings are illuminated as well.
Led by CEO Ginny Myrick, the nonprofit’s work to revitalize the Downtown Cathedral District has seen nearly $41 million of investment since 2018 into the 36-block district bounded by Main, Adams and State streets and the Commodore Point Expressway.