Thousands of New Year’s Eve revellers gather to watch the fireworks in Orange each year and people are encouraged to head to Waratahs Sportsground to take in the full experience on Monday.
About 4000 people descend on the venue each year to catch to spectacular McCormack Barber Party Under the Stars, while other’s go to nearby vantage points to take in the fireworks.
However, organiser Peter McCormack is encouraging people to come the ground to get the best view of the show.
“There’s a massive display choreographed with music. We are urging everyone to come,” Mr McCormack said.
It is a nice, relaxed atmosphere where you can watch the fireworks. It is safe for the kids.Organiser Peter McCormack
Mr McCormack said the fireworks would again be presented by Howard and Sons Pyrotechnics.
“They normally land the newest fireworks in the the country in November. We will have the newest effects and the best fireworks,” he said.
“It is one of the best shows you can see.”
The event will start at 5pm with jumping castles and activities for children, plus live music. Food vans will be on site, but people are also invited to bring their own picnic dinner and relax on the field ahead of the fireworks display.
There is strictly no alcohol allowed, with the party to finish at the family-friendly time of 9.30pm.
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“It is a nice, relaxed atmosphere where you can watch the fireworks. It is safe for the kids,” Mr McCormack said.
“It is the family friendliness of the event that people enjoy.”
A spokeswoman for Howard and Sons said the 10-minute show was influenced by the music soundtrack.
“A fireworks display is designed so each shot of fireworks is programmed to fire in synchronisation with the music,” she said.
“Our designer, Aaron Nicoll, has determined the best product types and colours to integrate into the music program.”
She said the firm had been producing fireworks displays since 1922.
“Technology has been the biggest change,” she said.
“Today our fireworks display is launched with computerised firing systems instead of hand-firing.”
Entry is via a gold coin donation, with proceeds going towards purchasing medical equipment for use at Orange hospital.
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