Christmas in the Park became Christmas at the Harbour in Oamaru yesterday, after organisers House of Breakthrough Church relocated the event from its Takaro Park to the Oamaru harbour area.
As a result, about two thousand people enjoyed the festive atmosphere in the form of music entertainment for children.
It's the seventh year the free community event has been staged.
Organisers hope to be able to hold it at the harbour again next year.
There were long queues for the face-painting and ball-toss stalls, as well as for candy floss and sausages.
House of Breakthrough Church pastor Damien Goodsir says the church loves hosting the free community event.