Festival lights the way

Helping prepare this year’s Cambridge Christmas Festival shop products were, from left, Marie Moncur, Robyn Bridgland, Jenny Shaw and Helen Larnach. 

The Cambridge Town Hall will be lit up in green, white and red as part of the town’s Christmas festival.

A 40-strong team of volunteer will partner Steen and Morrow – Beta Electrical to decorate the hall facade in Christmas colours which will light up in the evenings.

The festival is returning after a pandemic year off and eight trees will be themed as “Create and Inspire” and will line the main hall from December 3 to 18.

In 2021 the festival gave out more than $26,000 to 10 community groups including St John Ambulance, Cambridge Community Patrol and Interlock Waipa.

“Giving back to groups really is the spirit of Christmas, we appreciate our community’s support and we thrive on sharing some Christmas cheer and creativity,” committee member Linda Sutherland said.

“Having our local electrician coming on board with the lighting really brings home the message in giving to others during this time of year, we are so thankful,” Sutherland said.

The festival will return with all its “staples” – a festival shop, choirs, tea room and Santa, who will be appearing on weekend afternoons.

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