Nanango’s annual Family Christmas Carnival was topped off on Thursday night with a massive fireworks display, part of the 20th birthday celebrations for Heritage Nanango Community Funding.
The fireworks were huge – and always a crowd pleaser – but there were also plenty of other attractions for families to enjoy, including a miniature train winding its way through Pioneer Park, a jumping castle, dodgem cars, rides and a giant slide.
Children were also taking advantage of the nearby skatepark and flying fox, erected in Pioneer Park by the South Burnett Regional Council.
The evening was organised by the Nanango Tourism and Development Association (NaTDA) and volunteers from the association were kept busy during the night making sure everything was running smoothly.
The NaTDA Nanango Community Choir also created a festive atmosphere, singing Christmas carols.
There were plenty of food stalls but the volunteers from the Nanango Community Men’s Shed were also run off their feet at the barbecue.
Santa seems to be preferring rural fire brigades as his method of transport this year … after arriving on a bright yellow fire truck at Hivesville last weekend, he rolled into Nanango courtesy of the East Nanango rural fireys.
The truck was immediately swamped by youngsters eager to meet the man in red and his two local elves!