26 September 2023

Christmas celebrations in the city

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A 16-metre-tall Christmas tree in City Walk has been installed to mark the start of the City Renewal Authority’s Christmas in the City celebrations.

Inviting Canberrans to join in the celebrations, Chief Minister Andrew Barr said that from 1 December, City Walk would be transformed into a ‘Christmas Walk’ with installations and a packed program of performances.

Mr Barr said the program would be complemented by an online Advent calendar of festive offers from local businesses.

“Canberrans are invited to enjoy the festive season right here in the City Centre,” Mr Barr said.

“The decorations this year will create a great holiday experience, stretching between the Canberra Times fountain and Garema Place,” he said.

“Whether Canberrans are popping out for a bit of Christmas shopping, celebrating with friends or taking that classic family photo with Santa, there’s something for everyone in City Walk in the lead up to Christmas.”

Mr Barr said the new Christmas Walk would be an immersive experience, featuring a giant Christmas tree, uniquely Canberran Christmas installations, a tunnel of magical fairy lights, and plenty of photo opportunities.

“Of course, a stop by to visit Santa in the Canberra Centre, near the Canberra Times Fountain entrance is also a must,” he said.

“The City Centre will come to life with Christmas-themed roving performances, singing, dancing and entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon for the first three weekends in December.”

Mr Barr said the City Centre Christmas Countdown digital Advent calendar would be active from 1 December, with festive offers from local businesses each day in the lead up to Christmas.

Further information on Christmas in the City can be accessed at this PS News link.

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