The Sydney Hills Christmas Sky Show wrapped on December 30 after a month of stunning sky shows on Castle Hill Main Street.
Over the month of December the Christmas Sky Show dazzled and delighted a total of 30,250 attendees exceeding last year’s attendance by 19,050.
Throughout the course of the Christmas event a total of $912.30 was raised for Light for Kids which goes to helping the sick and injured children of Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
The phenomenal success of the Christmas Sky Show has proved its popularity with locals and visitors alike, further solidifying its place in the annual Sydney Hills Summer Series of events.
Mayor of the Hills Shire Dr Michelle Byrne thanked event sponsors Castle Towers and Yogurberry as well as audiences for making the event such a great success
“With the promotion and support of the Christmas Sky Show’s event partners and its outstanding audiences we have been able to create a family friendly event that is loved by locals and is sure to return for Christmas 2016,” Mayor Byrne said.
The final Christmas Sky Show on December 30 made way for a special New Year’s Eve Sky Show on December 31. An additional 4,000 people danced, picnicked and partied on Main Street, celebrating the New Year with family and friends.
Restaurants in and around Main Street were packed with diners enjoying a meal prior to the NYE Sky Show which comprised of two light and sound shows and live telecast of the 9pm and midnight Sydney Harbour fireworks.
“It is so great to see the Sydney Hills community come together for events like the Christmas and New Year Sky Shows and to share the great events and facilities we have on offer with visitors to the Hills Shire,” Mayor Byrne said.
“With the start of the new year I am excited to see how our events gain recognition and popularity in 2016. I encourage the Hills community to get involved in local events, attending, enjoying and sharing these wonderful experiences with their family, friends and community. The continued success of local events means that we can continue to provide great events for our community and support the local visitor economy.”