Warrnambool's Civic Green filled to capacity for the Carols by Candlelight

Picnic rugs and santa hats were the order of the day for the Combined Churches Carols by Candlelight in Warrnambool on Friday night.

Organiser Ben Johnson estimated that 600 people took a seat on the Civic Green for the event.

“Great weather and a great community feel,” Mr Johnson said.

“It’s great that people can stop at this time of the year, have a picnic and enjoy the music.”

A visit from Santa was a highlight for the children, as he made sure that they had all been good through the year.