It was a night of light at Maitland Park with hundreds of families gathering to celebrate the season’s joy at the annual Carols by Candlelight Christmas event. From 5pm the family activities began as the community made their way in for the festivities. Children were seen bonding and dancing when the music from Geraldton City Band began. Families enjoyed the day and children had fun having their face painted, and with plenty of candles purchased at the event, it was a peaceful scene at the park when the sun set. Christmas carols began at 7pm, with classics including Silent Night, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Jingle Bells and We Wish You A Merry Christmas proving popular. The event brought close to 300 people together and started the season’s festivities into full gear.