Council starts the festive season by progressively flicking on the switches of 29 community Christmas trees as part of the annual Christmas Tree Trail.
The idea of the trail began more than two years ago when council began talking with communities across the region about how they celebrate Christmas and what they would like to see happen in their region to make this a special time of year in the future. Resoundingly, the answer was that locals wanted more lights and a signature tree of their own in a place where all could enjoy it.
The festive tree in Caloundra is a fig tree (Ficus). This festive tree decoration is centrally placed in the middle of the street in Caloundra. The installation is highly visible to all traffic travelling along Bulcock St and is a welcome sight to seasonal visitors and locals to the area. The tree features special low voltage lighting offset with custom designed LED silver spirals.
Council is using the latest in technology to enable residents to view the history of each community tree simply by using smart phone scan codes at each site. The community also has the opportunity to find out about community festive season celebrations in their area and how they can join in, simply by clicking on the various trees online at council’s website. Join Councillor Dwyer as he lights up the evening in Caloundra for the festive season.