Despite the Despite the weather playing a major factor, about 2500 people flocked to the Port Lincoln foreshore to enjoy the Carols on the Foreshore and Twilight Market last Friday evening.
The markets began at 4.36pm before the carols began at 6.30pm.
Crowds enjoyed the many food stalls, including those organised by the local churches, as well as activities for children including face-painting and zorb balls.
People also had a look at the many wares on display at the markets.
Grey clouds were developing as the evening progressed with the first significant rainfall happening at about 8.30pm, prompting many to call it a night.
However the event went on with performances from students from Navigator College and St Joseph’s School as well as Father Christmas making his appearance before heavier rainfall at about 9pm.
Pastor Grant Wilson of Lighthouse Family Church said despite the weather there was no dampening the Christmas spirit of the local community.
“We were very happy (with the event), we had a really good crowd that was very well behaved and seemed to be joining in,” he said.
Pastor Wilson said there had only been two years in the past five or six where weather had affected the carols and there were no plans to move to an indoor facility as it would mean less people would get to share in the event.