GALLERY | Picton was lit with colour for Illuminarte Wollondilly

Thousands of locals and visitors saw buildings transform into a canvas of colour as night fell over Picton.

The IlluminARTe Festival was held last Saturday and it was considered a great success.

During the day, shop keepers and market stall holders displayed their best eclectic treasures as passers-by appreciated decorated shop windows.

Families were entertained throughout the afternoon by The Generators, Christie Lamb, Liam Maihi and many more.

As night fell, the old Picton Post Office, the old NAB Building, John Digger Furniture Store, Wollondilly Council, St Anthony’s Church and the Picton Town Square Building were illuminated with changing colourful designs.

Many took out their cameras to capture the changing faces on the large tree outside the council building.

Families were spoilt for choice deciding between Asian, German and Dutch cuisines for dinner.

Onlookers saw children and adults proudly walk in the lantern street parade holding their handcrafted lanterns.

As the night drew to a close, all turned their heads to the sky to see fireworks explode over Picton, a fitting end to a great celebration.

Wollondilly mayor Simon Landow said he was still buzzing from the great day.

“I loved it. Everyone had so much fun. The community came together for a great night and one guy even said the light show was better than Vivid,” he said.

Cr Landow thanked the council staff who put in hours of work and hoped the event would be held annually.