HOW lucky we are to be able to sit by the banks of a river to enjoy a Christmas concert for a gold coin donation?
The Westport Club, in association with Greater Building Society, the Port News and Express, NBN Television, StarFM and Focus magazine, presents its fifth annual Christmas Under the Stars concert next Thursday.
Under the twilight sky special guest performer, country music sensation Gina Jeffreys, who was here in February, will perform some of her favourite Christmas songs to entertain the community.
The celebration of the festive season kicks off at 5.45pm with The Westport Club regulars Bannerman and Trotman.
Also on the bill are dancers from Extreme Dance Studios, St Peter’s Primary School Infants Choir, Saints Youth Drama, students from Port Macquarie Public School and The Salvation Army Band and Choir.
Of course, no Christmas event is possible without a visit from Santa Claus.
Emcees will be StarFM morning crew Digs and Nic who will keep the evening rolling along in a jolly fashion as the kids enjoy a jumping castle, and a side show alley of barbecue and drink tents, popcorn and fairy floss stands, face painting and glow sticks.
The night sky will be lit at 9pm by a spectacular display of fireworks created by All Occasions Pyrotechnics.