(6pm, Thursday 27 November 2014, Martin Place)
Thank you Melissa (Melissa Doyle, Ambassador and MC) and welcome everyone to Martin Place for our children's concert and the lighting of the Christmas tree.
I hope you are all having a wonderful time! Let's thank our performers and the City's events staff for organising tonight's celebrations.
In a moment, the winner of this year's colouring-in competition, Nell [Sharwood] and I will be lighting up this beautiful interactive Christmas tree.
Christmas in Sydney is a special time and I hope you will check out our Village concerts and all the events that are on over the next few weeks.
Thank you to our Principal Partner, American Express, and I hope you will support our Charity Partner the Australian Children's Music Foundation.
Have a great evening and I wish you a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year.