Tweed Shire is getting ready for the big red guy in boardshorts on a mal to come surfing up on December 25 and the street banners and decorations have been installed to welcome him.
Light poles from Florence Street to Wharf Street are festooned and at night, the border marker will feature Christmas images which will be changed in time for New Year’s Eve.
Decorations have been installed in Alma and Main streets in Murwillumbah and the light globes have been changed on the Murwillumbah Bridge to festive season colours.
The team at the Murwillumbah Services Club have also embraced the Yuletide spirit by erecting a large tree on their land in Wollumbin Street which also lights up at night.
Three primary schools in Kingscliff have been busy creating Christmas banners which have been installed on picnic shelters in Rowan Robinson Park.
The banners by Cudgen Public School, Kingscliff Public School and St Anthony’s Primary School feature Christmas and holiday messages and artwork by the students.
At night, lighting will illuminate the park and the Norfolk pine trees.
Like many in the community, Council’s Events Officer Kerrie McConnell was looking forward to holidays in the Tweed. ‘It’s sometimes all too easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the season, so we hope these festive reminders spread throughout the Shire bring a little holiday cheer to our community,’ she said.
Council would like to thank local businesses, Wilsons Displays and Elfords Electrical, for their assistance with installing the decorations and banners, Kingscliff Rotary for their work with the schools and Kingscliff & District Chamber of Commerce.
To find out where Christmas festivities and activities will be happening, visit whatsontweed.com.au.