Fireworks hours away from lighting up the night sky

THE fireworks are ready, the ground has been prepared and Orange's huge New Year's Eve event is just hours away.

Families are encouraged to bring a picnic rug and head to Waratahs Sportsground for the best seat in the house for tonight's fireworks spectacular.

Live music, children's rides and activities including face painting, jumping castles and giveaways will also be on offer.

Food vendors will be on site, however families are encouraged to bring along their own picnic.

The McCormack Barber Party Under the Stars is an alcohol-free family-friendly event.

According to Peter McCormack it will an affordable night for the whole family, with entry by gold coin donation.

Money from entry fees will go towards raising funds for the Orange Health Services.

The event is on from 5pm to 9.30pm, with the fireworks display to start at 9pm.

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