Bands and people in costume join participants with lanterns at Augusta and Oxford at 6:30pm on Monday, December 21, 2015. The excitement grows as the 26th annual parade makes its way through the tourist destination and music calls out to the festive crowd while fire leads the way toward Alexandra Park.
Hundreds will gather in the park around the baseball diamond as performers fill the area around the installation - constructed only to be put to the torch. This year a pair of hands are raised to the sky. You can find your inner pagan as the rhythmic beats fill the air along with cinders from the fire reaching into the sky.
It's going to be a long night but it will be worth it as we approach the Christmas holidays later this week and stick it to the Burgermeister-Meisterburger.
See more of the celebrations after the jump.
Flame juggling and fire blowing are a big part of the night's entertainment
Galloping in on trusty steeds
St Nick takes a break from the grind at the North Pole
Hands in the rain
After the crowds start to head home a small group gathered around the remnants of the paper mache bonfire