It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Warrnambool's CBD with new decorations going up on the redeveloped Koroit and Kepler streets roundabout as part of the council's $50,000 annual festive budget.
Mayor Tony Herbert said the decorations were erected this week to take advantage of the cherrypickers being onsite while new lights were put up on the roundabout.
"With the installation of the new lights, they had the cherrypickers there and they thought it might save a few dollars putting it up there and then rather than coming back to them in three weeks time," Cr Herbert said.
"They do look good."
The rest of the Christmas decorations will be put up around Warrnambool from November 22.
Festoon lighting will be installed across the southern section of Liebig Street, where most of the evening and late night trade is concentrated, the council said in a statement.
There will also be decorations at major city centre roundabouts, Raglan Parade at the Homemaker Centre entrance and near the Dennington shopping centre.
Illuminated Christmas decorations will be installed along Liebig Street from Timor Street to Raglan Parade ready to be switched on at the A Very Liebig Christmas event on November 29.
Alternating with the illuminated decorations will be 18 Christmas-themed pole banners.
The council has an annual budget allocation of $50,000 to spend on new and/or renewing Christmas decorations across the city.
"It's just trying to, on a year-by-year basis, add a little bit more to the CBD of a quality nature," Cr Herbert said.
Cr Herbert said parking fees were going towards beautifying the CBD and the council was hopeful in the next couple of years, when there was enough money in the fund, to potentially start extending the bluestone paths along Koroit Street.
This year the family-friendly A Very Liebig Christmas street festival will see even more businesses offering late-night shopping for anyone looking to get their Christmas shopping done early.
A Very Liebig Christmas will be held on Friday November 29 between 5pm and 10pm.
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