Celebrate Sunshine Coast Council’s program of fun, family-friendly festive season activities and events.
Council starts the festive season by progressively flicking on the switches of 29 community Christmas trees as part of the annual Christmas Tree Trail.
And Montville’s start to the festive season will be bigger and better than ever this year. On Friday 2 December at 7pm join Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay and members of the Montville Chamber of Commerce on the Village Green to flick the switch on the Christmas Tree Lights as well as lights in retail outlets throughout the village.
Montville retailers will also stay open until 7pm to give you more time to get your shopping done.
Classically trained cellist, Sam Lucas and his sister Meg, a violinist will be performing at different locations in Montville to entertain shoppers during the evening.
The idea of the Christmas Tree 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 Montville is a gum tree (Eucalyptus). This old gum tree set back into the Montville village green provides a perfect backdrop for a range of community gatherings and markets held regularly at this location. The neon streamer lighting follows the meandering branches of the gum tree to give this park a festive feel. This lighting is complemented by a range of custom designed LED decorations.
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.
The Sunshine Coast Festive Season is proudly supported by Creative Concepts, Quest Community Newspapers (Journalweekender), Southern Cross Ten, Sunshine FM 104.9, The Inkspot Printers, 92.7 Mix FM and Sea FM 91.9.
Montville is the place to do your Christmas Shopping this year, featuring a beautiful village, unique gifts and a chance to win one of three Christmas Hampers. Over 40 retailers have contributed prizes worth over $8,000. Just spend $25 at any participating retailer to receive an entry into the draw for one of three mega hampers. The prizes will be drawn at the Montville Village Association Carols night on Wednesday 21 December, 2011 from 7pm.
Festive season comes to light in Montville
Join Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay and the Montville Chamber of Commerce as they light up Montville as part of the festive season celebrations.
Date: Friday 2 December 2011.
Time: 6.50pm for a 7pm start.
Where: Village Green – Main St, Montville
Village Green, Montville
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