Love him or loathe him (I fall firmly in the love category) no-one can deny that Darryn Lyons, the 95th Mayor of Geelong, has done exactly what he said he would. He has brought the magic of Christmas back to central Geelong.
It doesn't matter which way your turn, from the flags on nearly every road that leads into town, to the city streetscapes, it leaves no doubt in your mind that it's Christmas.
There are a few highlights not to be missed, with the first being the giant floating Christmas tree which shimmers in the daytime sun and lights up every night with an array of changing colours. You can even enjoy the show drink in hand at one of the many bars and restaurants lining the waterfront. It's being touted as the 'The largest outdoor tree in Australia' by Central Geelong and is the heart of our beautiful towns Christmas revival.