Makala Love enjoys the festivities.
Makala Love enjoys the festivities. Ron Burgin

Bundy Q150 lights up CBD

BRIGHT images of a cheery Queensland Christmas were beamed onto buildings and trees throughout the CBD last night, as the special Q150 Light Show added a unique twist to the annual Pageant of Lights celebrations.

Bundaberg Regional Council community events co-ordinator Heidi Mason said a few things had changed from previous years.

“Continuous entertainment for the whole evening is something that we’re trialling,” she said.

“(The light show is) one of the benefits of Q150.”

The Pageant of Lights will celebrate Queensland’s 150th birthday with the Reflect on our past and imagine our future theme.

Fun throughout the evening started at 6 o’clock, with a feast of entertainment in the CBD and Buss Park, including the Orpheus Singers, Radioactive, Michelle Bates Dancing and Kimbo the Clown.

The train engine that appears every two years in the parade made a popular return, while the Hunky Dory’s Christmas puppet show wowed young audiences.

With 36 stall holders, more than previous years, festival-goers were treated to a wide selection of food and drinks, community group awareness, and crafts and clothes-buying opportunities.

After the light show at 7pm, Santa was a welcome visitor to make everyone’s Christmas merry.



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