Wednesday, December 6, 2017
More than 200 kg of jaw dropping fireworks, bursting 200 metres into the night sky for the grand finale of Carols in the Park (12 December) are set to impress the thousands of Christmas revellers expected at Bayside’s Christmas event of the year next Tuesday.
Santa is not the only one who has been busy in his workshop, Carols in the Park fireworks veteran and Showfx pyro technician Allan Spiegel has been planning his own spectacular event this Christmas – a fireworks display that includes 60 different colours, patterns, designs and effects - all timed to perfection.
An estimated 20,000 Christmas loving locals and visitors are expected to pack a picnic, grab deck chair and head to the Christmas extravaganza that will feature the Black Rock Primary School choir, Star of Sea College, the Southern Area Concert Band, Vocally Wild and the Mosaic choir to name just a few.
Children’s activities will commence from 5pm with the Carols in the Park main concert, hosted once again by Channel 10’s Mike Larkin and featuring Silvie Paladino, kicking off at 7.30pm. Weather permitting the spectacular fireworks will light up the sky from 9.30pm.
Born and bred in Bayside, Allan says that he considers Carols in the Park to be his local show and admits it holds a special place in his heart.
“I started doing Carols about 20 years ago when I quite literally did it from the back of my truck,” remembers the self-confessed fireworks junkie who now works internationally.
“We’ve had shows in New Zealand, Turkey, France, Singapore and even Abu Dhabi but I have to say Carols in the Park is always extra special to me,” says Allan.
While fireworks are fun for humans please be aware that the loud sounds of fireworks can cause stress and anxiety to four legged family members.
All fundraising on the night will go to Sandringham Hospital to reach its $2.5 million target to build a new same day surgical procedure centre.
With community donations already at $2.4 million the goal is already in arms reach.
Less than one week to go! Find out more about Carols in the Park at www.bayside.vic.gov.au/carols-park