Fireworks to light up waterfront

The community
has a prime opportunity to celebrate the festive season at Geelong’s Floating
Christmas Tree, with a four-minute firework display to be held on the
Waterfront next month.

The City had
organised fireworks for the official launch of the centrepiece Christmas tree
on Friday 8 November.

However, the
event’s range of entertainment had to be cancelled earlier that day for safety
reasons, due to high winds and constant rain.

The fireworks
will now be used on Saturday 14 December, from 9.15pm.

The firework
display will follow Barwon Health Foundation’s Gala Parade twilight event,
which is being held in Eastern Park.

It will be a
great opportunity for repeat visitors to the Waterfront to experience the tree,
following the introduction of a new tree lighting show on Saturday 7 December.

Visitors are
also encouraged to view the Christmas Projections on City Hall, which are
showing nightly from 9pm until midnight.

Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

This fireworks
display will give us all a chance to celebrate our fabulous floating Christmas
tree, going some way to making up for the disappointment we all felt when the
initial launch had to be cancelled. With many
people already in the city for Gala Night, we’d love to see a big crowd at
Steampacket Quay to watch the sky light up with colour above the tree. It
should cap off a memorable evening for our community.

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