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Thursday, 1 December 2011
Chalk it up: New Christmas decorations in Kings Square this Friday
It's the beginning of the festive season and this year Council has invested in new Christmas decorations for Kings Square.
The decorations will make their debut tomorrow evening and feature lighting made up of hundreds of LED lights draped across the square’s iconic Moreton Bay fig tree and LED-lit ‘shooting star’ motifs on light poles.
The switching on ceremony will begin at 7pm, with the lights display being switched on at 7:30pm. The ceremony will include carollers from the St Patrick's and St John's church choirs as well as Father Christmas who will be available for photos. The Village Art markets will be operating with food, coffee and other items for sale.
After travelling through Paris, Venice and Lucca during the Christmas season a couple of years ago and being amazed at the Christmas lights in these cities, my wife and I returned to Freo itching to see the same happen here, so I'm a big supporter of this initiative by Council.
I'll be an even happier resident when we get some kick ass lights across the cappuccino strip and High Street!