The award-winning Bundaberg Regional Council Christmas program, launched last year, will be back and bigger than ever in 2021.
Popular sell-out events including Merry and Bright in the Botanic Gardens and Christmas on Bauble Street dining in Buss Park have been expanded to spread the joy of the season even further.
Both events received Parks and Leisure Australia Queensland awards and are national finalists for the 2021 Awards of Excellence.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was wonderful to see the popular events return this festive season.
“The Christmas program and displays delivered by the Bundaberg Regional Council team were extraordinary last year and I’m sure many residents will be thrilled to see these events returning,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“CBD trees will dazzle with light displays, the Botanic Gardens will be transformed into an enchanted Christmas wonderland and Buss Park will once again host the elegant bauble dining event.
“These events were introduced on a trial basis in 2020 as our events team quickly adapted to the ever-changing situation and the requirements of delivering Covid-safe events.
“This year they’ve been expanded so there will be extra showings of the Merry and Bright in the Botanic Gardens and more Christmas on Bauble Street dining options.
“In fact this year, in addition to our catered evenings, you can also book a bauble in Buss Park for the whole family and bring along your own picnic hamper.
“The 2021 Christmas program is an excellent opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate the year that was.”
The 2021 Christmas program will launch on December 1 and continues through to December 20.
Bundaberg Regional Council Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said there would be something for everyone throughout the extensive program.
“Council, community groups and businesses have collaborated to deliver what could possibly be the biggest ever Christmas program delivered by BRC,” Cr Learmonth said.
“Whether it’s a free movie screening, a dazzling public light display or an evening out with friends for a special event at a fabulous local restaurant, there really is something for every member of the community to enjoy.
“They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year and the 2021 Christmas program is certainly making that a reality in the Bundaberg Region!”
The full 2021 Christmas program is available to view here, with tickets on sale from midday Wednesday 17 November.