Christmas in the North

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

A six-metre-high Christmas Tree has been installed at the Corio Library on Cox Road, as a part of our regional decoration program.

City and community representatives came together for the unveiling of the Christmas Tree, to celebrate the beginning of ‘Christmas in the North’ for 2019.

We have been working collaboratively with community representatives to expand Christmas in the North, with $60,000 directed towards festive celebrations in the northern suburbs.

In addition, decorations will be placed across central Geelong and 14 other suburbs in the municipality.

This includes Christmas trees in Ocean Grove, Geelong West, central Geelong, Highton and Lara, as well as small and large stars, flags, baubles, seat wraps, pole wraps and wreaths.

The tree at the Corio Library will be in place for both Christmas and Orthodox Christmas before it is packed down in January 2020.

Councillor Stephanie Asher - Mayor

We know how much the fast-growing northern suburbs community loves to celebrate Christmas, so the City has spent $60,000 on an exciting festive decoration program for residents.

Given Geelong is unofficially known as Australia’s Christmas capital, the City is also spreading the festive cheer around Greater Geelong, with trees, flags, stars and baubles on display in more than a dozen suburbs around the region.

Councillor Kylie Grzybek - Windermere Ward and Deputy Mayor

Christmas in Geelong’s northern suburbs is always a festive and fun-filled time for locals and this year will be bigger and better than ever.

I’m pleased the City has set aside $60,000 towards helping northern residents celebrate Christmas this year.

Councillor Anthony Aitken - Windermere Ward

Christmas in the North is a new project to include our northern suburbs in Geelong’s wider Christmas celebrations.

For the first time since Shire of Corio days, a six-metre-high public Christmas Tree has been erected to celebrate Christmas at what we hope will be the future site of the Northern ARC.

The project alsohas some unique northern suburbs focused aspects. Each Neighbourhood House in Corio and Norlane is being supported by the City to create their own inclusive celebration activities.

When finalised I also hope to announce some more exciting new surprises about the Christmas in The North project.

I hope Christmas in The North can become an annual celebration for our northern suburbs.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 20 November 2019