Oh Christmas Tree

christmas tree ipswich 2018

Residents and visitors of the Waterfront gathered outside the University Waterfront building on 22nd December to welcome the arrival of Christmas, at the annual festive lights switch-on.

Opting to avoid the crowds of thousands in the town centre, a small crowd enjoyed the uplifting vocals of Pop Chorus – a 40-strong local choir – with a selection of popular Christmas carols and songs, in the lead up to the switch-on.  

The anticipation gathered as the 6:45pm deadline came and went, but – four minutes after scheduled – the steel baubles lit up the sky as the tree came to life, to cheers of admiration from onlookers. Children gathered for photographs, while adults opted for selfies, and the true spirit of Christmas could be seen in the faces of all. 

We love the addition of the bauble tree to the Waterfront after its (very brief!) stint in the town centre, and look forward to seeing it remain a permanent feature for years to come.