With Christmas just around the corner, the Highlands has welcomed the spirit of the festive season in fine fashion.
The Carols by Candlelight at Mittagong on a starry night on Sunday attested to the warmth generated over the Christmas season.
And even the main street in Bowral evokes the traditional Christmas scenes, as thousands of people can be seen filtering in and out of shops with shopping in both hands, getting ready for the big day.
Local shops have told of increased trade over the past week – the infamous last minute rush.
At the same time, children can be seen looking at the goodies in shop windows, eyeing the gifts they hope Santa will bring in his sack late on Sunday night.
Santa has even made a few sneak previews around town, listening attentively to children’s Christmas wishes as they anxiously wait for one of their favourite days of the year.
Hundreds of local houses have also embraced the Christmas spirit, with decorative lights which can be seen all over Moss Vale, Mittagong and Bowral.
If you are keen to see the displays drive through North Street, Willow Street, Cherry Tree Close, Wilson Street, Kennedy Close, Railway Street and Elizabeth Street in Moss Vale, Brewster Street and Faraday Street in Mittagong or Ascot Road in Bowral.
Carols are being scheduled right up until Christmas, with the Holy Trinity Church in Berrima staging carols and readings from 6.30pm tonight, being led by Berrima singers with Ian Cooper and Robert Smith on the organ.
The Southern Villages Community Carols will also be held this evening at Bundanoon Oval, with a visit from Santa expected at 7.30pm and the carols to start at 8pm.
Mittagong Uniting Church has a carols night planned on Christmas Eve between 7-8pm.
For a full list of Christmas services see Friday’s News.
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