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Christmas comes early for Armidale

Santa has decided the residents of Armidale have been so good this year that he will be delivering them a giant Christmas tree to adorn the Beardy Street Mall.

The spectacular 15-metre-high, 6-metre-wide Christmas tree will see the mall transformed into the epicentre of festive cheer.

The colossal Christmas tree will feature over a thousand lights, accompanied by hundreds of decorations to light up the Beardy street mall. It will replace the previous Christmas tree that can no longer be used as it began showing significant signs of age and general wear and tear.

“This remarkable Christmas tree will be the will be the centre point of festive celebrations in the mall and will light up the hearts of Armidale visitors and residents alike,” said Armidale Regional Mayor Sam Coupland.

"After receiving valuable feedback from our community, it became evident that we needed a symbol to unite us during the Christmas season.

“Council’s contribution to this festive endeavour reflects its commitment to community spirit and spreading joy during this special time of year.

“We are excited to bring this extraordinary Christmas tree to the heart of Armidale and in time for the fabulous Christmas in the Mall celebrations on Thursday November 30.

“This is a time for coming together and sharing in the holiday spirit. We hope this magnificent tree will become a symbol of joy and unity for our wonderful community.”

An official lighting up of the tree will take place during Christmas in the Mall on November 30.

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