The Hills Shire Council is decking out the Shire with festive cheer.
Christmas lights and decorations are up along Castle Hill Main Street, while George Suttor Reserve in Baulkham Hills will play host to a six metre Christmas tree and a nativity scene. And a Christmas star is shining bright in the glass atrium at Council’s Administration Building, located at 3 Columbia Court, in Norwest.
Adding to the festive fun, Christmas carollers from Blackout Theatre will treat residents to holiday tunes throughout December at various locations, including George Suttor Reserve, Bella Vista Farm, Castle Hill Heritage Park and Norwest Lake. Follow Council on Facebook to see where they will be popping up next!
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne is encouraging the Hills community to join in on the Christmas spirit.
“I’m thrilled to see The Hills shining so brightly this festive season,” Mayor Byrne said.
“Castle Hill Main Street is looking great underneath the thousands of sparkling lights and I know our Christmas carollers are bringing so much joy to passers-by.
“With just over two weeks to go until Christmas, I’m urging residents to dig deep and donate to a cause that is close to their hearts and to also shop local and support our business community as they bounce back after lockdown.
“I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!” Mayor Byrne added.
The Hills Shire Library Service is also waiving library fines in exchange for non-perishable food items this Christmas season, as part of their annual Library Fine Amnesty.
“This holiday season, please consider supporting your local charity, particularly those that serve people who are vulnerable, alone or less fortunate,” Mayor Byrne said.
“Our annual Library Fine Amnesty is a great way to give back to the community and help those who need it most, with all donations going to the not-for-profit organisation Anglicare,” Mayor Byrne added.
A list of acceptable non-perishable food items can be found at your local library branch or on The Hills Shire Library Service website.
Library Fine Amnesty will run until Sunday, December 12.
For more information on Christmas activities in The Hills, visit The Hills Shire Council website, www.thehills.nsw.gov.au.
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