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Christmas Tree Settling into Nelson Reserve

The Hoop Pine Christmas tree is settling in at Nelson Reserve and is being well cared for as we count down the days until Christmas. 

The lights, as voted for by the community, have arrived, however the building of the structure which surrounds the tree and supports the lights will not be ready in time for Christmas this year.

Due to the amount and weight of the lights, they cannot be placed directly on the tree as it settles into its new home and council needs to ensure the tree is healthy to serve the community for many years to come. 

As a short-term solution for the 2019 Christmas season, Council has purchased lightweight bud lights which will be placed on the tree. These lights were going to be used to update the 5 ways Christmas tree, however they will shine bright at Nelson Reserve this year.  

Gympie Regional Council will have the tree sparkling just a little differently this year for the community and families to enjoy. The scheduled lighting of the tree event will also be postponed to December 2020 and will coincide with the launch of the new lighting system. 

Council Elves will be out and about this week to begin decorating both the CBD and Nelson Reserve Christmas trees.