City ready to welcomes biggest Christmas tree

FESTIVE CHEER: Ready for Christmas in the CBD are (from left) Michael Talbot as Spiderman, Cr Geoff McDonald, Cr Anne Glasheem and Amy Knie as Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

TOWERING at more than 10m high and complete with a 1.7m star will be the city’s largest Christmas tree.

The tree will be unveiled as part of the free Christmas in the CBD celebrations later this month to officially bring the festive spirit to Toowoomba.

FESTIVE CHEER: Ready for Christmas in the CBD are (from left) Michael Talbot as Spiderman, Cr Geoff McDonald, Cr Anne Glasheem and Amy Knie as Belle from Beauty and the Beast.Bev Lacey

Councillor Geoff McDonald said there will be four areas in the CBD to enjoy the activities which included City Hall, Walton Stores, Bell St Mall and Grand Central’s Central Square.

Activites will include childrens’ rides, a visit from characters like Spiderman and Belle from Beatury and the Beast, elf hat making and, of course, a visit from Santa on his sleigh.

Councillor Geoff McDonald launches the city's Christmas festivities.
Councillor Geoff McDonald launches the city’s Christmas festivities.Bev Lacey

Santa will make his way through the CBD before stopping at Central Square to unveil the city’s biggest tree along with Mayor Paul Antonio and other speical guests.

“It is just a special time of year isn’t it. That we can all come together and celebrate the great place we live but also catch up with friends and family and really get invovled in the festival season,” Mr McDonald said.

Andrew Hunter, wearing the elf hat that children will be able to make at Christmas in the CBD.
Andrew Hunter, wearing the elf hat that children will be able to make at Christmas in the CBD.Bev Lacey

Christmas in the CBD on Thursday, November 30 will kick off a huge Christmas weekend for Toowoomba which includes Cobb and Co’s Hand Made Under the Stars Market on the same night, the Bush Christmas Exhibiton which also kicks off on the Thursday, the offcial opening of Christmas Wonderland on Saturday and the Mayoral Carols on Sunday.

Source:-.thechronicle.