Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Celebrate all things Christmas with a street festival!


This family friendly event is packed to the brim with themed activities, entertainment and fireworks.  

The ‘Lighting of the Christmas Tree Street Party’ is one of the most popular family friendly events on the City’s annual events calendar which includes hours of nonstop entertainment on the main stage including local musicians and performers as well as children’s activities which include Christmas decoration creation, crafts and bouncy castles.  Children can meet Santa, Mrs Clause and their little helpers in person before they join Mayor John Bowler in lighting the Christmas tree, which will be followed by a spectacular fireworks show.    

All the children’s entertainment and activities at the event will be free and there will be lots of food and refreshments for sale from local businesses and community groups.

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Sunday, 25 November 2018
St Barbara's Square, Hannan Street and Cassidy Street