Christmas is still over three months away, but it came early for Kingston residents yesterday (Monday, September 17).

Baffled Kingstonians took to social media after a Christmas tree decked out in gold and blue baubles was put up on Kingston’s Market Place yesterday.

A spokesperson for Kingston council said: “We have a commercial ad being shot in the marketplace. The tree will be down in the next day or so.

“As it is a commercial ad, we cannot disclose who it is for, as they want to keep the launch as a surprise.”