Ballarat's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

MERRIMENT: City of Ballarat workers Jason Harrison and Kyle Jones spreading the festive cheer with overhanging bows and motifs along on Sturt Street in preparations for Christmas. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric

MERRIMENT: City of Ballarat workers Jason Harrison and Kyle Jones spreading the festive cheer with overhanging bows and motifs along on Sturt Street in preparations for Christmas. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric

LOOK up for a little festive feeling in Sturt Street.

City of Ballarat workers took to the skies on Monday to start spreading cheer with overhanging bows and motifs in preparations for a full Christmas streetscape by Saturday, leading into the holiday season.

Ground-level decoration works for Sturt Street and the surrounding central business district will start on Wednesday, coincidentally the widely popular time to get decorating, December 1.

This will include the well-loved floral decorations, festive cubes and garland on town hall.

The City’s official Christmas tree and street-corner cubes will be installed for Friday to ensure all is in its yuletide place for the opening of the free Christmas Ferris Wheel near the Bridge Mall on Saturday.

Bridge Mall Christmas decorations have already been rolled out to create a merry shopping atmosphere.

For those hoping to ensure their spot on Santa’s “nice list”, buy a turkey, tinsel the house or practise carols: there are 27 sleeps until Christmas.