UPDATE (13 November 2020): Council is considering if extra tickets can be offered now the Queensland Government has announced coronavirus restrictions will be eased from Tuesday, 17 November.
ORIGINAL REPORT: Merry and Bright is a new Christmas event set to dazzle the Bundaberg Region with a magical illumination display at the Botanic Gardens.
For two nights only on December 12 and 13, the Botanic Gardens will become “enchanted” as Merry and Bright spreads Christmas cheer.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the event would be the main highlight of the exciting 12 Days of Christmas calendar.
“Residents will be able to explore the Botanic Gardens at night and step into this captivating Christmas wonderland,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“The Botanic Gardens we know and love will be transformed as the vibrant display lights up trees and walkways.
“This is a fresh and unique way for Bundaberg Region residents to mark the festive season and one that I am sure will offer plenty of enjoyment.”
Mayor Dempsey said a circuit of lighting would be created that could be explored up close or from a distance.
“Participants will be mesmerised by the lighting displays which will be a combination of twinkling lights and light projections,” he said.
“Aptly described as an enchanted gardens, you can explore Merry and Bright by foot or take advantage of free steam train rides for a unique perspective.”
While the event is free to attend, bookings for Merry and Bright are essential, with tickets available from Monday, 9 November.
To meet COVID-safe requirements, arts and culture portfolio spokesman, Cr John Learmonth, said the event would be ticketed to limit numbers and ensure restrictions are adhered to.
“This event is sure to delight young and old with roving entertainers hosting a glow show and local singers performing throughout the evening,” he said.
“A nativity show, craft activities, alpacas and a special visit from a jolly man dressed in red will add to the fun of the evening.
“To complete the evening you can also grab a bite to eat with Cafe 1928 open throughout the event and a variety of food trucks available.”
Tickets are available from 9am on Monday, 9 November from whatsonbundaberg.com.au.
The event will be held from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm on both December 12 and 13.
Merry and Bright has been supported through a Regional Tourism Recovery Grant.
- TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE