To herald the start of the festive season Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to light the Shire’s largest Christmas tree on Saturday 25 November in Bowral’s Corbett Plaza.
“With just over a month to go until Christmas Day we thought we’d get into the spirit of the festive season by erecting a giant Christmas tree in the heart of Bowral,” Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead said.
Helping to spread the festive cheer is the Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry who have helped fund the hire of a mobile bucket lift to help construct the tree.
“The Christmas tree has long been one of the central symbols of the Yuletide season and we hope ours will help spread some holiday cheer and remind everyone of the true spirit of Christmas,” Mayor Halstead added.
“It’ll also make sure Santa’s reindeer can spot the Southern Highlands from high above on Christmas Eve regardless of the weather.”
Chevalier School Choir and the Bowral High Singers will be on hand to sing carols at the lighting.
A free sausage sizzle will be provided and Santa is also rumoured to be attending.
The official lighting of the Southern Highlands community Christmas tree will take place from 7pm on Saturday 25 November in Corbett Plaza, Bowral.