Hamilton’s Christmas tree will light up for the first time on Sunday, December 1 with festivities including carols, special guests such as Queen Elsa from Frozen, and Santa’s postbox. From 6pm food trucks will be around Garden Place to fill tummies. There will be special performances from Queen Elsa, local stage bands and dance groups before the tree’s light show at 9pm.
Before its trip across the world on December 24, Santa’s sleigh will be parked up in Garden Place for kids to take a selfie in.
There will be face painters, bouncy castles, characters such as Santa’s elves, jingles, singing carols with the last carols segment by candlelight before Garden Place illuminates the tree.
On Sunday December 9, the annual First Credit Union Christmas Parade will dominate Anglesea Street on December 9, with the community encouraged to get in quick to get a good view of the floats.