By Brendan Rees
A big crowd of Lynbrook residents gathered for a night of Christmas joy on Saturday 8 December.
The annual carols event, hosted at Banjo Paterson Park in Lynbrook and organised by the Lynbrook Residents Association, was hailed a success.
More than 500 people rolled out their rugs and blankets as they joined performers including Evolution Music, and Jessie and Michelle from Groove N Kids for a mix of Christmas Carols.
Organiser Vanessa Watson said they were blessed with good weather despite heavy rain predicted.
“Santa handed out six Cadbury chocolate sacks to the kids as presents and the elves had hundreds of lollies,” she said.
Fun included a free jumping castle, popcorn, fairy floss, and a free Moonlit Cinema screening of Disney’s ‘Mickey’s Magical Christmas.’
A barbecue was also held along with a coffee van and ice-cream van.
Ms Watson said they were close to cancelling the event for the first time in eight years.
“We were blessed by Mother Nature; a storm rolled into Lynbrook at 3am that night and woke many of us up with a bang.”