Carols a success
"ABSOLUTELY awesome. It was fantastic."
That's how Rowland Moye and Steve Brambley from Business Event Productions described Saturday night's Carols by Candlelight which drew an estimated 5000 people to Park Beach Reserve.
The new setting had proved a hit with the crowd, providing a natural ampitheatre and terrific atmosphere.
And thankfully, the heavens didn't open up and rain on the parade.
"That area is what Coffs Harbour is all about. It's definitely a great venue," Mr Moye said. "All the comments afterwards were really positive."
The Lifehouse Church band and the choir had done a tremendous job entertaining the crowd, which was also treated to Big Dog, the Bunyips Children's Show, the arrival of Santa on a Harley Davidson, the lighting of the Christmas tree and a spectacular fireworks show.
"It was a wonderful night, and we'd all put so much work into it. It was a big production," Mr Moye said.
"I really appreciate the support of our sponsors and the Coffs Harbour community in making it such a success."