Join us for Carols under the Christmas Tree and witness the annual lighting of the half a kilometer of lights that adorn the largest Christmas Tree in the Southern Hemisphere.
See performances from local school choirs and community choirs.
When: The first Friday of December every year!
On the first Friday night of December every year, the community of Raymond Terrace comes together underneath the 43m tall Norfolk Pine tree for the annual “lighting the tree”.
The tree has become a significant landmark in Raymond Terrace since it was first lit in 1961, and is estimated to be at least 157 years old.
In 2010 the tree was officially registered as the largest in the southern hemisphere by the National Register of Big Trees.
In 2021, community members flooded in to hear live music from Irrawang High School Students and enjoy carols by the Anglican Church choir and were even surprised by a guest appearance from Santa and his elf who stopped in to wish the Raymond Terrace community a Merry Christmas.
Residents and community members are always welcome to join in the festivities each and every year!