On Saturday 2nd December 2017 the Christmas Tree will light-up for the first time for the year and mark the beginning of the 2017 festive season in the city.

Come together for a joyful night of community performances and special guest appearances, as we count down together for the big light up!

This year the events starts at 5pm with lots of activities for children, food trucks from Gourmet in the Gardens, face painting, balloons, performance.  Full programme to follow shortly.

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Lighting Luminary

The Hamilton Christmas Charitable Trust is now accepting nominations for an honoree and official Christmas Tree “Lighting Luminary” for its 2017 Christmas Tree Lighting Concert scheduled for the evening of Saturday December 2nd.

Lu*mi*nar*y noun: a person who is an inspiration to others. Do you know a child or family who has overcome incredible odds, made a significant contribution to the community, or perhaps helped someone in need? If so, Hamilton Christmas Charitable Trust wants to hear from you.

Download the nomination form here