Christmas tree launch

Monday, 13 November 2017

The following response is provided to questions from the Geelong Advertiser about the launch of the floating Christmas tree:

Who is turning on the lights this year? (Previous years, it has been a competition winner)

Again, a competition winner. The name of a child who took part in the City’s Christmas colouring competition will be drawn from Santa’s sack just before 9pm. Santa will hold the sack open and local radio personalities Hayden and Milly (BayFM) will draw the winner.

Who will be the mayoral representative given a mayor hasn't been appointed yet?

There are no formalities at this year’s launch. All Councillors have been invited to attend tonight’s festivities.

What songs are on the playlist for tonight's performance?

An mix of Christmas hits by a variety of artists, including:

  • Mik Maks: 10 Days of Christmas, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus is coming to Town
  • Itchy Feet: Mistletoe, Deck The Halls, Santa's Fanfare, Frosty Rudolf, Jingle Bells
  • Julie Walters: The Christmas Song   
  • Michael Strangel : Merry Xmas [War Is Over]          
  • Shandelle McGennisken: Winter Wonderland