The Hills shines bright this festive season

Written by on 30 November 2020

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne has flicked the switch for Illuminate The Hills at Christmas – a series of festive themed light installations at Arthur Whitling Park, near Castle Hill metro station.

The installations invite people to take a fun, selfie-inspiring journey through a light-filled Christmas tree forest with swirly candy cane shrubs until they reach the massive multi-coloured ‘Joy Tree’, surrounded by larger than life playful polar bears.

“These light installations will be available for viewing day and night until Tuesday, January 5, 2021,” Mayor Byrne said.

“I know The Hills community will be very eager to get into the festive spirit, given the challenging year we have had, but it is important that we ensure this event remains COVID-19 safe.

“Please maintain social distancing while in attendance and use the QR codes provided to check-in at the four entrance points located around the park,” Mayor Byrne added.

The event will run from Friday, 27 November 2020 to Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

Residents are encouraged to space out their visits and maintain social distancing when viewing Illuminate The Hills at Christmas.  

Restrictions apply and there will be COVID-19 safe marshals in attendance. People are advised to view the installations only when limits are below capacity. 

For more information, visit The Hills Shire Council website,, and search “Illuminate The Hills at Christmas”.

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