“I can’t believe that a city community can produce a party like this!” [ Astonished Pier resident after his first precinct Christmas Party]. Months before its noted in calendars. Weeks before the Manage-ment team is preparing the beer for labelling. Days before the locals start saying “Will I see you at the Christmas party?” . On the day the decorations and tents go up, the lights are set, the precinct restaurants fire up their paella stands and lamb roasts and bring in the oysters, the band sets up. And in the evening the locals – residents, owners, business people and friends – party like there was never going to be tomorrow. A street party par excellence, in the middle of the city.