SANTA’s COMING: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre and Gladstone Library staff in front of the Gladstone CBD Christmas tree.
SANTA’s COMING: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre and Gladstone Library staff in front of the Gladstone CBD Christmas tree. Tegan Annett

Festive cheer hits the CBD with nine metre Christmas tree

IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Goondoon St.

On Sunday Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre staff finished decorating the nine metre Christmas tree out the front of the Gladstone Library.

The lights on the tree and on Goondoon St will be lit this Sunday at the Christmas Street Party.

Just 11 weeks ago the GECC decided to host a party.

"They've done an amazing job at decorating, it's going to look great once it's all lit up," GECC general manager Carly Quinn said.

GECC employee Simon Mai was involved in the decorating, and he has since gained the nickname "Mr Christmas".

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It comes after last year when the council was ridiculed for their attempt at a Christmas tree in the main street.

The Christmas Street Party will be held from 3 - 8pm this Sunday.

A section of Goondoon St will be closed for the event.

There will be a jumping castle, outdoor cinema, face painting and market stalls throughout the afternoon, and a letter box for children to post messages to Santa.

The tree will be lit until New Year's Day.


CHRISTMAS STREET PARTY

Free event held this Sunday

The tree will be lit by Mayor Gail Sellers at 6.30pm.

Face painting, balloon artists, photo booths and live entertainment at Lightbox.



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