Laurie “Lights” Johnson climbs a ladder to hang coloured lights on the big holy tree.

Laurie “Lights” Johnson climbs a ladder to hang coloured lights on the big holy tree.

Town dressed-up with holiday spirit

The weather was kind to the ten or so volunteers who showed up at 9:00 a.m., Nov. 24, to help decorate the town for Christmas.

The weather was kind to the ten or so volunteers who showed up at 9:00 a.m., Nov. 24, to help decorate the town for Christmas.

They began at the Visitor Information Centre (VIC), which was transformed into a gingerbread house in the space of only a couple of hours.

Mayor Ross Forrest teetered at the top of a ladder in his successful attempt to attach the bell decoration to the peak of the roof that sits over the entrance to the building.

Strings of LED lights were added to some of the trees that line the parking lot, before the crew moved over to Central Park to continue decorating the bandshell and some of the adjacent trees in the park.

It’s all in preparation for the kick-off to the town’s December Madness and the official light-up will happen  next Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Mayor Forrest lights up the Christmas tree at the VIC.

And don’t forget to check out the unusual display inside the building, where a forest of trees have been decorated for the season by some of the animals peeking out from behind them.