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Christmas in the City

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It's the most wonderful time of the year

Get into the festive spirit this December in Launceston

Tinsel, lights, candy canes and baubles - it's almost Christmas time once again!

Whether you're feeling prepared for the holiday season or it's snuck up on you again this year, we've got competitions, entertainment and family fun to delight all in the city this December.

So get your Santa hats and reindeer antlers on, and let's take a look at Christmas in the City 🌟

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Lighting of the Tree

November 24th | 6.00pm - 9.00pm | Brisbane St Mall

Launnie's beloved Christmas tree has been refurbished with all new lights, decorations and foliage - come along and see it shine for the first time! Special guest Santa Claus will also be making an appearance, and kid's entertainment can be found throughout the mall, Avenue and Quadrant Mall.

Late night trading to coincide with Black Friday will also be available for visitors to make the most of!

Please note that there will be road closures in place for this event, active between 6.00pm and 9.00pm
🌟 Hard road closure of St John Street (between Paterson and York)
🌟 Hard road closure of Brisbane Street (The Avenue)

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Festive entertainment

Carols, live music, face painting, mini bumper cars, soft play for kids, big bands and more will be active in the Brisbane St Mall throughout December until Christmas to keep shoppers and little ones alike entertained and in the Christmas spirit!

From the Lighting of the Tree until the big day, explore the mall and surrounds every weekend between 10.00am and 3.00pm to find:

🌟 Buskers
🌟 Circus workshops with SuperSillyUs Circus
🌟 St Joes Big Band
🌟 Roving Mrs Claus & Christmas elves
🌟 Face painting
🌟 School choir group performances
🌟 Storytimes
🌟 Christmas carollers
🌟 A festive puppy parade
🌟 Pipe bands & saxophone ensembles
🌟 Ukulele & guitar jams
🌟 Plus more surprise acts that won't be announced!

For further details on what will be on when, keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram

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Find a Reindeer Competition

On a scouting trip to Launceston, Santa's reindeer were so engrossed in our amazing array of local businesses that they've gotten lost! Can you help Santa find them all in time for Christmas?

Follow the clues, find Santa's reindeer in shop windows around the city and tell us where they are for your chance to WIN one of three fantastic family fun prizes

🌟 1st PLACE: A scooter, suitable for the winning child
🌟 2nd PLACE:
Giant Jenga set
🌟 3rd PLACE:
$50 Petrarch's gift card

And for the first time ever, participants can listen to Santa read the clues via a special app!

For all the info on this competition and to enter, click here

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Christmas Window Competition

This year we're encouraging Launnie locals to snap a picture of their favourite city Christmas display - this can be a window arrangement, in store or street side display! When you do, simply post your photo to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #LaunnieChristmas2023 to enter the draw to WIN* a Princess Theatre gift card valued at $150

This competition will close, and a random winner will be drawn on the 21st of December 2023.

*T&Cs apply, read them here

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Santa's Mailbox

We've made some special arrangements with Santa to have a mailbox installed in the Old Brisbane Arcade where you can post a letter to the big jolly man himself, direct to the North Pole!

The arcade is open until 5.00pm, and close off for receiving a letter back from Santa is the 21st of December.

Letter templates are available at the mailbox, or you can download one to print and fill out ahead of time.

Please be sure to include your postal address if you would like a reply from Santa!

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After more events in Launnie this December?

Take a look at our what's on page