THE biggest Christmas tree in Fremantle this year will not be a stereotypical fir, but the giant Moreton Bay Fig in Kings Square.
The tree will be covered in decorations this week as the City of Fremantle prepares for the annual Christmas Spirit event on Friday night, with performers from Beleza Tribe, Fremantle Primary School and Acapella West Choir who will join Santa Claus in kicking off the festive season.
Fremantle arts and culture manager Pete Stone said there would be decorations installed around the city, including illuminated motifs on South Terrace, High Street, Market Street and Kings Square.
“It’s a wonderful Christmas tradition in Freo that brings families to town to have photos with Santa, sing Christmas carols and enjoy other family-friendly entertainment as the spectacular Moreton Bay Fig lights are turned on,” he said.
The Fremantle Library will also be getting involved in the celebrations, holding children’s story time sessions from this week until Christmas, a special dress up event at the toy library and a visit from Santa on December 18.
Christmas Spirit is at Kings Square on November 27 from 6.30pm.