More than 20,000 people have been enchanted by the dazzling decorations on display at the Hervey Bay Boat Club Christmas Lights Spectacular.

From December 9-21, the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens beside the Urangan Community Wellness Centre were transformed into a Christmas wonderland, with visitors lining up down the street for a chance to experience the magic.

After this hugely successful inaugural event, delivered in partnership with Fraser Coast Regional Council and other key sponsors*, we are excited to announce the Christmas Lights Spectacular will become an annual event.

HBNC CEO, Tanya Stevenson, said it was a joy seeing so many community members, families and visitors coming together for this shared experience.

“The Christmas Lights Wonderland has been such as success in its first year thanks to HBNC volunteers and our local partners that we will now be making it an annual event,” Tanya said.

“We are looking forward to growing the event with the FCRC gardens staff to add on a Winter Wonderland, interactive activities and entertainment.

“If you are interested in working with HBNC or sponsoring the 2024 event, please contact us.”

*Key Sponsors: Hervey Bay Boat Club, Paton’s Electrical Services, Hervey Bay Baptist Church, HBNC and the Fraser Coast Regional Council.