distant sound of jingle bells is ringing across Greater Geelong.
City of Greater Geelong is preparing to launch the festive season, with
Christmas decorations planned to go up across the region from the start of
activities – such as a region-wide Christmas ‘adventure’ and a special community
moment of celebration – will be combined with annual favourites such as the
floating Christmas Tree and central Geelong projections.
Floating Christmas Tree will have a live feed available online, making the
spectacular sight accessible to the entire community from the comfort of their
own homes. There will also be an online recording of the light and sound show
available to watch.
The Central Geelong Christmas Trail is back
for 2020, adorning City streets with lighting, baubles and stars, as well as a
Christmas-themed Catenary Star, and the ever-popular school Christmas Trees.
projections are planned for City Hall and Shorts Place, in central Geelong.
Plus – subject to restrictions – the Christmas Waterfront Makers & Growers
Market will be held in Steampacket Gardens.
of Greater Geelong CEO Martin Cutter said whilst due to ongoing COVID-19
restrictions the City would not be hosting any major events, there would still
be bundles of Christmas cheer to spread throughout the Greater Geelong
with just about everything in 2020, because of COVID our Christmas celebrations
are going to be unlike any other year. Our focus has been on making this
Christmas season special and inclusive of everybody in our community,” Mr
addition to Christmas favourites to be delivered in a COVID-safe way, this year
we are introducing the Greater Geelong Christmas Adventure, inviting community
members from all over the municipality to explore the region and get involved
in local festivities.”
Greater Geelong Christmas Adventure will feature decorations and experiences
across 24 locations throughout the municipality.
include Christmas trees, a giant bauble, giant postcards, chalk wall art and
even a decorated band rotunda.
Each location will feature a letter that, put
together, will spell out a common festive greeting.
Residents who visit each location and figure
out the phrase, will be able to enter a draw to win a Christmas hamper of local
community celebration moment is planned for late November, with details set to
be announced soon.
“With Christmas just eight
weeks away, we are excited to start bringing some festivity to the region,” Mr
“I’m sure many people are
looking forward to celebrating with family, friends and their local community,
in a year when we’ve perhaps all learnt to appreciate each other more than ever