Kiama’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are being ratcheted up this year, with three laser shows to be projected over the Harbour following the 9pm fireworks.
The fireworks display itself will also be ‘bigger and better’, making it the biggest fireworks display on the East Coast (barring Sydney).
In addition to the Sky Show, Destination Kiama is teaming up with the Kiama and District Business Chamber, which will be providing live music and an Eat Street precinct in Hindmash Park as part of the festivities.
Chair of Destination Kiama, Councillor Matt Brown said the changes followed feedback from previous years.
“People enjoy coming to Kiama for the fireworks, but we were hearing that they are looking for even more to do throughout the evening,” he says.
“It is fantastic to be able to work closely with the Business Chamber to respond to this demand and give people a reason to stay longer.
“Now we are providing a wider range of entertainment, spread across a number of sites, both before and after the main fireworks.
“The best thing is we are working with local businesses to put together the program.”
The entertainment will begin in the Eat Street precinct at 5pm, with live music from 7pm. There will also be food stalls and entertainment along the Harbour.
As is tradition, the New Year’s Eve fireworks will begin at 9pm, and be followed laser light shows at 9.25pm, 9.45pm and 10.15pm. It is hoped the staggering of the entertainment will help ease the traffic congestion of previous years, when everyone left at once.