2017 Hastings Christmas street parade and fireworks | photos, video

THE streets of Port Macquarie was awash with festive frivolity on Thursday, December 30 as the region officially kicked off the countdown to Christmas.

A street parade lead by school, community and business groups on colourful floats rolled its way through Horton Street to the new Town Square.

The town’s Christmas Tree was the centrepiece for celebrations with the Pycon Homes fireworks display a highlight for thousands who lined the Town Green waterfront.

Mayor Peta Pinson officially opened the Town Square before the community counted down the lighting of the Christmas tree.