New Year’s Eve in Bunbury

Nicolette Barbas & Jackson BarrettSouth Western Times
Fireworks in Bunbury.
Camera IconFireworks in Bunbury. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/Bunbury Herald, Jon Gellweiler

Many will be raising a glass tonight as they say good riddance to the year that was.

Full of more downs than ups, the time has come to put 2020 in the rear-view mirror.

Bunbury Trotting Club will again host its popular annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular to cap off 2020.

Club business manager Jonathon Calver said the trots will be a great place for families to bring in the new year, with racing action throughout the night, food vans and fireworks at a family friendly time.

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“First and foremost it is a race event, we have got the New Year’s Eve Cup, which is one of the biggest events in the calendar year,” he said.

“We have a live band, called The Coles, they will be on the grass down in front of the members bar, so the crowd will be right in amongst it.

“The fireworks will now be the only fireworks in the South West now the City of Bunbury have cancelled the Australia Day fireworks; the fireworks will be happening before 11pm.”

General admission tickets are still available and can be purchased at the BTC office, or at the gate on the night.

While the South West will be buzzing with entertainment, Supt Geoff Stewart has warned party-goers that police presence will still be felt.

“We will be out there, just the same as our emergency services brothers and sisters and our incredible health workers,” he said.

“You see us each year, especially during the peak periods, including the festive season and new year.

“If you see someone doing the wrong thing, let the police know so we can bring it to their attention. Please, have a great New Year and stay safe.”

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