Friday, 2 November, 2018
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CHRISTMAS INVITED RING IN THE FESTIVE SEASON WITH ONE SPECTACULAR WEEKEND!
It all starts on Friday 9 November, when Geelong’s floating Christmas tree will return to the bay. One lucky local child – chosen through a colouring competition - will have the honour of flicking the switch to officially launch the City’s celebrations. This year’s tree lighting ceremony will feature the biggest entertainment line-up yet, starting at 7.00pm with performances from The Kazoos and culminating in a colourful lighting and fireworks display at 9.00pm. The festive atmosphere will continue as a marching band leads the crowd on a short walk past the glow of the Catenary Star and lights on the corner of Moorabool and Malop St, and on to City Hall to see the stunning new light projection show
starting at 9.30pm, created by local artist Matt Bonner. Saturday 10 November will see Malop Street come alive for the twilight Gala Parade, beginning with the unveiling of the Myer Geelong Christmas windows at 5.00pm. This year’s theme is based on the classic children’s book One Christmas Eve by Corinne Fenton. Deakin University engineering students will again add animatronic movement to the characters – a partnership fit for our clever and creative city! Then later join thousands of people lining Geelong’s streets for the twilight Gala parade as costumes, LED floats and glittering lights trace a magical path through Central Geelong. The Christmas program is a partnership between the City and Central Geelong Marketing and supported by the GeelongPort, Myer, Westfield Geelong, Deakin University, Hanlon Industries, Total Events and Elstones Diving Services.
GEELONG’S SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS WEEKEND FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER PRE-SHOW 7.00PM Entertainment starts for lighting of Geelong’s loating Christmas tree.
8.30PM Pre-tree lighting show.
9.00PM Tree lights up and ireworks display. Catenary star lights up.
9.30PM City Hall projections start.
SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER 5.00PM Myer Geelong Christmas Window reveal.
7.30PM Gala parade starts.
Geelong’s Christmas celebrations will open with a bang as the City hosts a spectacular weekend of free Christmas attractions to ring in the festive season.