The City Council is breaking from the tradition of putting your decorations up on December 1, with a giant tree erected out of the front of Council Chambers on the Gold Coast.
It comes as Council revamps their classic Christmas decorations.
Modern LED lights have replaced outdated models improving the safety of the installation and adding sharper colours and vibrancy to the designs.
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Mayor Tom Tate unveiled the new 10-metre high tree at Home Of The Arts this morning.
“It’s huge and will showcase the entry to HOTA here at Bundall Road,” he said.
“The lighting is the latest LED technology and will greet the thousands of locals and visitors to our arts precinct.
The tree is the only one of its kind in Queensland and features 3000 LED lights plus 200 baubles and will be in place until January 9.
The Mayor says Gold Coasters should embrace the spirit of Christmas, starting this weekend.
“Our annual Mayor’s Christmas Carols presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast is this Saturday at Broadwater Parklands,’’ he said.
“Decorations are going up at our libraries, parks and beaches with more in coming weeks. Other locations include Labrador, Mudgeeraba, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Broadwater Parklands and Palm Beach.’’