Throsby Still Misses the QW Tower!

Filed under Community, Council, News ~ by Throsby on  16 Nov 2019

Newcastle’s towering harbour-side Christmas tree.

Newcastle has an 11-metre-tall Christmas tree at Queens Wharf and might become a City tradition.

Adorned by more than 4,300 lights and 350 decorations, the tree will light for the first time at 8 o’clock tonight (Sunday 17th November).

Novocastrians love getting into the Christmas spirit, which is why we see thousands of people flock to see Christmas lights and sing carols at events across the city and region,” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

People will appreciate the sight of the tree by the harbour, especially at night. It’s sure to become a major drawcard, bringing families into the city.

The Christmas tree arrived in four pieces in addition to the base and a star to be placed on top.

Installed on the former Queens Wharf Tower site, it will be visible across the harbour and be welcoming sight for cruise ship passengers as they enter the port.

The tree stays until 7 January 2020 and will be installed in the city centre annually over the next eight years.

The city centre is currently subject to traffic changes due to the Newcastle 500 Supercars, so light rail is the best option as it stops adjacent to the Christmas Tree site.

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