Festive season preparations well underway
  • Saturday 09 November 2013

The festive season is rapidly approaching and preparations are well underway to ensure the region’s Christmas Tree Trail is bigger and better than ever.

Sunshine Coast Council’s Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said with 28 trees progressively lighting up across the region from 21 November locals will start to notice contractors with cranes, cherry pickers and ladders busily installing decorations.

“This year’s Christmas trees are being decorated with a range of custom festive decorations in trees located throughout the region from Kin Kin in the North all the way down to Glasshouse in the South,” Cr McKay said.

“Christmas tree decorations tend to bring out the inner child in us all and this year’s trees will dazzle and delight right across the region.

“The trees are being decorated to celebrate community events and to provide a vibrant festive atmosphere to our terrific public spaces for all to enjoy.

“I invite the community to keep an eye on our decorated trees – particularly in the coming storm season or more generally, acts of vandalism. If you notice anything damaged or missing from the trees please notify us at council.

“I also encourage the community to be among the first in the region to enjoy the splendor and sparkle of the 2013 Christmas Tree Trail program when it kicks off on 21 November with the lighting of our biggest tree at Mooloolaba.”

The promotion of the Sunshine Coast Festive Season is supported by major partners, The Sunshine Coast Daily and Channel 7.

To find out what’s happening in your local area head to council’s website or look out for a copy of the Sunshine Coast Festive Season Program near you. To report damage to any of the region’s Christmas trees phone council’s Customer Contact Centre on 5475 7272.