The Whizzer is one of the many thrills and spills at the Coffs Jetty Christmas Carnival.
The Whizzer is one of the many thrills and spills at the Coffs Jetty Christmas Carnival.

Stay off grog and ride free



STAY off the grog on New Year's Eve and free carnival rides await you.

The Booze Free-Ride Free message is targeted at teenagers who will be attending the Coffs Jetty Christmas Carnival on December 31.

At the beginning of the night, participants need to produce identification, sign up and take a breath test.

They are then breath-tested at the end of the night and if they are alcohol-free, they receive a night of free rides at the carnival on January 4.

The initiative is now in its third year and has proved successful in keeping the carnival a safe and fun place for youngsters and families.

Organisers believe the incentive of free rides for an entire night should ensure young people do the right thing and avoid alcohol.

New Year's Eve at the carnival will feature live entertainment from Carve, Travers Ross and his breakdancers, escapologist Frankie Houdini and a fireworks spectacular at 9.30pm and midnight.

The carnival was officially opened on Tuesday night and runs through until January 26, Australia Day. It is open nightly from 6.30pm until late.

The young and not-so-young are well catered for at this year's carnival, which has been visiting Coffs Harbour for the past 12 years.

All the favourite rides are there including the waveswinger, dodgems, the whizzer, the hurricane, the giant slide, tiltworld, the supertrooper, the zipper, laser force and a host of children's rides.

They are joined by new attractions never before seen on the Coffs Coast, including the star dancer and the cyber party, which is also known as Australia's own breakdancer.



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