Newly-installed Christmas fairy lights along Gray Street in Hamilton will be officially switched on this Thursday night, Southern Grampians Shire Council has announced.
Council says the decision to light up the street earlier than planned was supported by the community and local business sector.
Mayor, David Robertson said when the lights were installed and tested a couple of weeks ago, residents were delighted with the result.
“The response was really positive, so we’ve decided to turn fairy lights on early,” said Mayor Robertson.
“They really lift the aesthetic of our CBD between Brown and Thompson streets, so let’s enjoy them for longer.”
Mayor Robertson said Council had been working closely with CBD traders to plan and design the fairy lights that now adorn 16 roadside trees.
“I’d like to thank the traders who have been involved with this important initiative that is a breath of fresh air for our CBD and especially to those businesses who are powering the lights from their shop,” he said.
“It’s a real joy to know that the community is enjoying them so much already. There’s no doubt that the lights really beautify Hamilton’s main shopping strip at night.”