This year it’s not only Rio de Janeiro who will have a huge floating Christmas tree, close to the shore of geelong’s picturesque Corio Bay the awardwinning Melbourne agency Creative Production Services together with lightning designer Philip Lethlean have created the Geelong floating christmas tree that breaks with traditional christmas trees, were faking a winter wonderland in the midst of summer with white furry trees was the standard now they embrace the beauty of the bay at summer with a tree of light.
Australia’s largest floating Christmas tree has been switched on in Geelong to rapturous applause from a 15,000 strong crowd. Excited locals turned out for the big event, which saw the 25 metre tall structure dazzle while moored in the bay, near the Carousel.
The tree, which measures 25 metres and contains 11,000 reflective discs, can be synchronised to music through a downloadable app.
The total cost of the tree will be around $1 million, but tourist revenues till 2019 are expected to role in $10 million so apart form being a nice way to break with a northern hemisphere tradition mid summer it is also a way to get more people to Corio Bay Australia