Whittlesea Agricultural Society is asking the community to participate in the inaugural Whittlesea Community Christmas Tree Extravaganza to be in the society’s administration building.

With plenty of room in the building to display the trees, the society has invited organisations, shops, trades, community groups, schools, individuals, and any other interested parties to enter a Christmas tree decoration competition.

Trees can be supplied by the society if people do not have one.  

Whittlesea Agriculture Society president Erica Hawke said the Christmas Tree Extravaganza gave everyone a chance to be creative when decorating their trees.

“Your tree may be decorated in a theme depending on your business or organisation or just made to look pretty,” she said.

“For example, a mechanic may decorate their tree with business cards and tools, a doctor might decorate their tree with ID bands, the florist may decorate with flowers and so on.

“You can get creative and enter anything you choose that is freestanding in the shape of a tree. It doesn’t have to be an actual tree.”

Entering the contest costs $10 per decorated tree, with all entry fees combined and donated to a community group or cause chosen by the public.

Decorated Christmas trees can be dropped off at the administration building, gate one, McAPhees Road, Whittlesea by December 1.

Those people decorating a tree supplied by the society can do so in the week leading up to December.

Entry is via gold coin donation, and the public will also have the opportunity to vote on their favourite Christmas tree.

The Christmas Tree Extravaganza will be open daily 12pm to 9pm from December 10 until December 23.

Sensory sessions will also be available each Wednesday the display is open from 12pm to 3pm.

Any enquiries can be directed to Whittlesea Agricultural Society on 9716 2835 or email info@whittleseashow.org.au.

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