Families celebrate Christmas season at Merimbula's Carols on the Mountain

What better way to celebrate the start of the Christmas season than being surrounded by family, friends and community members and listening to music in the forest outside Merimbula?

The Carols on the Mountain saw a huge crowd travel to Magic Mountain on Friday evening.

This family event was presented by the Lions Club of Pambula-Merimbula with entertainment organised by Narelle Hetherington, Frankie J Holden and Michelle Pettigrove.

One of the highlights for all the children attending the event was the chance to meet Santa and two of his elves, where they were available for photos and to hand out goodies to the kids.

Plenty of young performers impressed the crowd with their abilities before a nativity play was performed.