Create or decorate a Christmas Tree Competition
The Murwillumbah and District Business Chamber are inviting all
individuals, businesses, schools and child care centres from Murwillumbah
and surrounds to enter the Christmas Tree Competition.
Locals are encouraged to make their own Christmas tree from found or recycled objects or simply decorate one of their own trees and display them at the Tweed’s Biggest Christmas Dinner Party December 5th Main Street Murwillumbah.
Entry is $25 per tree and there are four categories
1. Best ecologically sustainable tree
2. Best school or Child Care entry
3. Best business entry
4. Most unusual.
Installation between 3-5pm Dec 5.
Entry forms are available here and all funds will go towards The Artful Christmas Tree Project 2016
Winners announced in the Tweed Valley Weekly Christmas feature.
The Artful Xmas Tree Project 2016
The MDBC and other community groups have come together to provide Tweed Shire Council with an alternative to the huge plastic conventional Christmas Tree the Council were going to place in Murwillumbah this year. Thrive 2484, Sort Recycling and Creative Caldera brainstormed alternative possibilities and together with the Chamber presented them to Council. The concept of an ‘Artful’ Christmas Tree was approved with a commitment of $10,000 to be put aside for 2016. With the commitment that community could match them dollar for dollar.
The concept the MDBC provided to council was:
Engage with local sculptors like recycled iron artist Jack Quilter to create a large crowd stopping Xmas tree which would be a demountable sculpture that can be lit up with solar lights. It could be reconstructed each year. It could have an art deco theme in keeping with the towns heritage and be created in a shiny material so it could reflect the lights more and have a high impact during the day.
We will begin the process of putting the sculpture out for local tender as soon as we have further discussions with Council and a working committee is established to manage the project.
The MDBC believe that such a sculpture would be indicative of our creativity, unique and vibrant community and that it will become a drawcard for visitors to bring families to the area to see the tree.
For example f the tree was installed at the entrance to the town in Budd Park by the river and its lights reflected in the water it would create a festive space for families to picnic and gather in the lead up to Christmas.
In the meantime we need to raise $10,000!
We aim to do this by launching a multi-pronged fundraising campaign.
Sponsoring the tree
By participating as a sponsor, your business will be acknowledged as a supporter the Murwillumbah Christmas Campaign in all publicity the MDBC generates for the event including social media & print media. Your business logo will also be listed in our XMAS e-newsletters, e-blasts, website & social media and at the MDBC Santa land as a supporter of the Murwillumbah Christmas Campaign from 2015 - Dec 2016.
Event Partner $1,500
Gold Sponsor $500
Silver Sponsor $250
Bronze Sponsor $150
Please email here the amount you would like to contribute and your business name. An invoice with payment details will be emailed to you on receipt of your email.
We believe this project fosters a strong sense of community in Murwillumbah. We thank you for your support to date and hope you will help us continue the tradition of goodwill at Christmas.
A fantasy Santa land will be set up in Murwillumbah Salvos with a Santa chair for Santa photos. Santa land has been going for 5 years. It is a MDBC project to keep the locals in Murwillumbah and not drive up to Tweed for Santa photos.
Salvos are very excited about the partnership and decorating the shop windows for Christmas. They will also be opening late for the December 5 Christmas party.
Wollumbin and Main Street Christmas banners
Christmas banners sponsored by businesses will be installed on the lighting poles from December 1 on both Main Streets and Wollumbin Streets.
Best Christmas Window Display
Murwillumbah and South Murwillumbah CBD businesses are encouraged to decorate their shop windows this Christmas. The judging will be done by the Tweed Valley Weekly with winners announced at the Tweed's Biggest Christmas Dinner Party December 5. Prizes include an advertising package from Tweed Valley Weekly.
MDBC Christmas Party
Friday Dec 4 5pm-7:30pm Regent Cinema
You are invited to celebrate our Christmas Party with us.
Entertainment, live music, lucky door prizes, Santa and canapes with Jonathon Evans from Jujus.
We join Tweed Foodie Fest to celebrate their 5th birthday and Christmas and have a chance to win a chance to win an original oil painting by renowned artist Barb Suttie. Dress to impress with a splash of red!
$30pp Bookings Essential