Memories of Christmases past

By Archivesact
December 17 2021 - 1:00pm
An application by the Girl Guides Association to sell Christmas trees in Canberra was rejected in 1966 as it was thought "the handling of bulky Christmas trees would be a more appropriate task for boys than girls". Picture: ArchivesACT

Canberra's City Renewal Authority launched its Christmas in the City program this month, promoted as being the "biggest Christmas program ever". An art installation, decorations that include an iconic Gang Gang cockatoo in City Walk, and a performance by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra are all included in the program. Of course, there is also a Christmas tree with a new translucent design and an interactive installation to help create a festive atmosphere.