The festive season will be welcomed in style on Friday 30 November with Lightup Your Christmas – the annual lighting of Redlands Coast’s Christmas tree in Cleveland’s Library Square, on the corner of Bloomfield and Middle streets.
Mayor Karen Williams said Redland City Council would host plenty of free Christmas fun and family entertainment from 4pm–8pm to mark the occasion, with local traders and restaurants also getting into the spirit.
“Families will be able to join in the fun of writing Santa a letter and then getting a photo with him when he arrives at 5.30pm thanks to Stockland Cleveland,” Cr Williams said
“Everyone will then be able to join in the countdown to the lighting of our wonderful community Christmas tree at 7pm.
“Throughout the evening there will be live entertainment by Redlands Coast’s very own ROCKIT Productions, as well as roving performers, including Christmas elves, stilt walkers, carollers and more.
“Kids will also be able to have fun creating their own Christmas crafts thanks to Redland Libraries.
“The evening will coincide with the Christmas on Bloomfield twilight markets, which will feature plenty of handmade Christmas gifts.
“There will be a great selection of food and shopping experiences, with traders and restaurateurs on Bloomfield and Middle streets joining in the fun, so why not make an evening of it?”
There will be changed traffic and parking conditions on the day, with car parking on Bloomfield Street restricted to 30 minutes until 1pm.
Bloomfield Street will be closed from Middle to Queen streets from 1pm to 10pm.
Visit redland.qld.gov.au/lightup for alternative parking options and updates.