Showgrounds light up for Carols by Candlelight
ABOUT 10,000 people packed into the Bundaberg Showgrounds on Friday night for the city's annual Carols by Candlelight spectacular.
With former Australian Idol star Paulini lighting up the stage with her act, organisers said they were very happy with the turnout.
Steering committee chairwoman Trish Mears said it was a fantastic night out.
"It was everything we hoped for and more," she said.
"It was top quality entertainment with magnificent staging and everything."
While the event had previously been in danger of not going ahead because of financial problems, Ms Mears said the support from the community and businesses this year had been crucial.
She said the event had cost well over $20,000 to put on.
"Basically it has to fund itself through the support of sponsors and the fees stallholders pay," Ms Mears said.
The Bundaberg Broadcasters general manager said there were 13 stallholders this year, selling everything from glowsticks to a wide range of food.
"There was something for everybody," she said.
Ms Mears said the steering committee would meet this week for a debrief and to start planning for next year's event.