I felt the celebrations in the CBD were quite subdued compared to the previous Christmas. It was easier to see the tree though because they hadn’t allowed people to walk around it. They sectioned off a whole area so you had to see it from afar. That made it easier to get some good photos though. I don’t think there were as many lights on the tree either.
There was a show projected on the exterior of the Town Hall. We got to the hall at around 10.40pm only to find we had missed the last show. We later found a sign saying it was meant to finish at 11pm. We were really disappointed not to be able to see it.