WARRNAMBOOL'S seaside carnival is ready to welcome patrons over summer.
Kicking off on Boxing Day, the annual carnival will bring joy and fun back to the region after a tough year.
Organiser Trent Verfurth said his team were grateful to be back in town for the 38th year.
"We're excited and all ready for Boxing Day," he said.
"There's a couple of different attractions and it will be laid out a little differently.
"There will be a COVID-safe entrance where people will either write down their names or use a QR code.
"There will be hand sanitiser everywhere and we'll ask people to have masks in their pockets in case there's a situation where you can't distance, otherwise it's a very large space so there will be plenty of distancing."
The carnival includes Australia's biggest travelling ghost train and new dodgem cars.
"We've got a new set of dodgems which is great, it's the first time in Australia to have these types of dodgem which are called drift cars.
"They're made in Italy and when want to go into drift mode you can slide.
"They're going to be very popular.
"We also have a giant slide and favourites like the bungee trampolines, the regular stuff we have here. There are some scary rides, some kid's rides and fun rides, there's something for everyone."
The carnival will be set up until the Australia Day weekend.
Mr Verfurth said it will be a welcome close to a difficult year.
"It will be a little bit of normal in summer which everyone is looking forward to in Warrnambool," he said.
"I want to thank the council and the Warrnambool community for embracing us, especially this year, hopefully they enjoy it and it gives them a bit of fun to end and start the year in the right spirit.
"It's a bookend for people in town and us included, for people to come together and just have fun.
"It's what our entire business is about and what summer in Warrnambool is all about."
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