Christmas tree takes shape

01:02, Nov 20 2012
Garden place
UP IT GOES: The work on building Hamiltons famous Christmas tree has begun.

Garden place is abuzz with activity once again with the annual installation of New Zealand's largest Christmas tree. 

The 27-metre-tall tree takes a team of 20 people to install the frame, fluff the branches, hang the baubles and string the 186,100 lights. 

The Tree will light up for the first time on Saturday 1st of December with a special event.