News

It's beginning to look a lot like...

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR: Christmas decorations are already up in stores across Bundaberg.
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR: Christmas decorations are already up in stores across Bundaberg. Craig Warhurst

CHRISTMAS? In September? How soon is too soon?

With three months still on the clock, Christmas decorations are already springing up in retail stores around Bundaberg.

In some shops the commercial symbols of joy, from Christmas trees to brightly coloured baubles, sit alongside gory Halloween nick nacks celebrating spookiness.

Retail giants including Target say they're simply doing it to meet consumer demand.

"This is just our first phase of Christmas,” a spokeswoman for Target said.

"It's not the full collection of gifts yet, just decorations.

"We give our stores until September 28 to set it up and some stores go out earlier than others.

"Most retailers bring out Christmas things at this time of year.”

It's part of a marketing strategy designed to get shoppers in a festive mood.

"It brings it to top of mind,” the Target spokeswoman said.

"Everyone loves this time of year as it starts to get warmer; there are some people that really love Christmas and love to get in early, so we sell out quite early of trees and decorations.”

Christmas enthusiasts, you have the signal.

Topics:  bundaberg, christmas, decorations



Third crash causes traffic delays

Two cars crashed at the intersection of Maryborough and Electra Streets.

Three crashes in one day has kept police busy

No charges over photos of baby with drugs on chest

SAFE: The photo at the centre of the social media storm.

Police continue to investigate Facebook photos

Mystery over mass kill of animals at Botanic Gardens

DEAD IN THE WATER: Birds, turtles, eels and lizards are dying in alarming numbers at the Botanic Gardens in North Bundaberg.

Mystery over why animals are dropping dead at Botanic Gardens

Local Partners

The Dixie Chicks to headlline 2017 CMC Rocks festival

US country music group The Dixie Chicks.

ORGANISERS move festival dates to lock in US country music stars.

What's on the big screen this week

Denzel Washington in a scene from the movie The Magnificent Seven.

DENZEL Washington returns in a shoot-em-up Western.

Our funny bachelor bows out

The Bachelorette contestant Aaron Brady from Golden Beach. Supplied by Channel 10.

COAST marketing executive eliminated from The Bachelorette.

Homer Simpson thanks Australia during Opera House visit

Homer Simpson visits the Sydney Opera House.

ANIMATION favourite gets attacked by seagulls in viral video.

Channel 9 orders second season of Doctor Doctor

Rodger Corser stars in the TV series Doctor Doctor.

RURAL medical drama finds a loyal following.

Katy Perry gets naked to encourage people to vote

Katy Perry in Funny Or Die sketch

Katy Perry has stripped naked for a comedy video

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Developers boost confidence in Bundaberg property market

Slow and steady growth has always been Bundaberg’s way

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.