Colchester town centre to get festive with six Christmas trees

Council chiefs have confirmed the town centre will be decorated with six Christmas trees to support the festive season this year.

The six trees are set to be located at Cowdray Crescent, Culver Square, Lion Walk, Firstsite, Mercury Theatre and on the balcony of the Town Hall.

Overnight installation is scheduled from 18th November and decoration will subsequently take place between 22-23rd November.

Five of the trees will be lit on Sunday 25th November, as part of the town’s wider switch-on activity, and the sixth will be lit on Wednesday 28th November as part of the Lion Walk switch-on activity.

All of the trees will measure 4.8m, except the tree in Cowdray Crescent which will measure just under 10m.

The trees will each have an individual decorative theme – ranging from string and baubles in yellow and gold, to mixed lighting and decorative parcels and bows.

Cllr. Tim Young, Portfolio Holder for Business and Culture announced: “We’re really pleased to be adding even more festive cheer to Colchester this year, by investing in some beautiful Christmas trees. We hope they are enjoyed by all the residents and visitors to Colchester.”

The trees will be recycled after they are taken down in the New Year.

Last year, MP Will Quince highlighted the visible lack of a town centre Christmas tree.