Fireworks set for New Year
WHO let the dogs out?
Anyone who forgets to lock their dog somewhere secure before the 9.30pm fireworks on New Year’s Eve may find their animals distressed and running the streets trailing a chain.
But for those of us on two legs, fireworks are usually a fun way to welcome in the New Year.
As in previous years, March’s Amusements, the team behind the Jetty Carnival, has organised fireworks on the harbour to start at 9.30pm.
Many families will be watching from the beach before negotiating their way home in a queue of traffic if they decide to park east of the railway lines.
Driving dodgems and hanging on for dear life is another traditional way to spend New Year’s Eve in Coffs Harbour at the Jetty Carnival, which has been operating for 18 years and was believed to be the biggest seaside carnival in Australia.
The Jetty Carnival Booze Free Ride program will again be offered to teenagers who prove themselves alcohol-free in a breath test on arrival and at departure from the carnival on New Year’s Eve.
All those aged under 18 who remain booze-free will earn themselves a free night of rides at the carnival next week.
One way to get home safely is to book a ride with a hotel or club courtesy bus or catch the late night bus service, Nightrider, during the festive season. Visit www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/nightrider for timetables.
This New Year’s Eve, you can choose from dinner shows with pianist Margaret Thandi at Sawtell RSL Club or Slipstream at Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club.