Christmas Countdown 2016

Tree lighting sparks Christmas countdown!

Thursday night’s Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Port Macquarie CBD kicks off the Christmas Countdown for 2016 across the Greater Port Macquarie.

Countdown to Christmas 2016

We joined the crowds along Horton Street to watch the Mascot Race followed by the Christmas Street Parade.

Countdown to Christmas 2016

The highlight had to be seeing Santa arrive on the old fire truck! The kids excitedly followed Santa and the fire truck down to Town Green.

Countdown to Christmas 2016

The fun continued down at Town Green with entertainment for the whole family right through until the Lighting of the Christmas Tree followed by the Fireworks Spectacular.

Countdown to Christmas 2016

It was fantastic to see so many people out and about, coming together to share in the fun, it was such a great atmosphere!

Countdown to Christmas 2016

We had the opportunity to meet with Santa and get a photograph with him. Miss5 sure was impressed … Mumma, Santa called me Princess!

Countdown to Christmas 2016

And of course, Port Macquarie put on the perfect evening for this family-friendly event, the backdrop was truly stunning.

Countdown to Christmas 2016

The annual Countdown to Christmas event is great family fun and one we look forward to each year to mark the beginning of our Christmas countdown … only 31 more sleeps!