Illuminate NYE Fairfield

Happy new year, guys!

I hope you have all started your new year well after the year we had last. I’m sure some of you were grateful to be working from home instead of having to go into the office everyday as well as re-evaluating life and taking more time to spend with your loved ones.

So what did you guys get up to for new years eve? Hubby and I took the fam out to Illuminate at Fairfield Showground. Having lived here pretty much all of my life, I like to stay local and support the community. It was such a fun few hours, kicking off at 5pm and closing the fireworks at close to 10pm so the kiddos could still get home at a decent hour for some sleep. Although the rides and games area did stay on until after that time for those who wanted to stay up longer.

Now I do apologise that there aren’t any food photos in this post as I took them all on my phone. I wanted to get the word out asap on Instagram so if you’re interested in seeing what we ate, visit me @frankiieshungrytummy on IG. We had hot dogs from The Hot Dog Bite, chips on a stick from Mr Kernel, dessert from Ugly J’s Food Truck and some bubble tea.

My little one enjoying a sweet treat from Ugly J’s Food Truck

There were quite a few places to eat at and also free rides for the kids. There was even some face painting which wasn’t limited to only the little ones. But the highlight of the day? Getting up on stage and dancing around to score free Aquatopia tickets (next to the fireworks of course)!

For those who aren’t familiar with Fairfield Showground it’s quite a big area so kids were able to utilise the grass field and run around like crazy. The stage with the entertainment was also very kid friendly, blowing mass amounts of bubbles for tots alike to chase.

As the night went on and got darker, the light show got more traction. Kids and adults were dancing around like crazy, not caring who was watching. My two year old was having a blast – she was waving her glow stick around, dancing to the music like she was at a baby rave. I can honestly say she parties harder than me.

There were even some fire blowers who definitely caught the attention of the crowd! And I have to say that the weather also wasn’t too bad. I was dreading the heat but it was actually quite cool in the spot that they chose to have the event.

When it was time for the fireworks, our lovely Mayor, Frank Carbone took to the stage with his trusty sidekick, Dai Le and counted us in. From then on it was around 20 minutes or so of gorgeous pops of colour and sound.

After that it was home time for us. Trying to get out of the car park wasn’t as much of a nightmare, which was good.

I hope you guys get to come along to the next one! I would love to hear what you did for the countdown.

Frankiie xX

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