This year, the Christmas tree returns to the newly refurbished King George Square, where it will come alight on Friday, 27 November from 6:30pm.
The 18 metre green tree is solely powered by the sun. The solar panel will generate 50 amps per hour, stored in five heavy duty dry cell gel batteries located inside the base of the tree. The tree previously used 5,000 watts of power each hour.
The green Christmas Tree has a sophisticated solar powered lighting system featuring 16,000 bulbs, 250 red opaque baubles, a multi-coloured twinkling light system and a giant star made up of solar panels for the tree’s top.