There's no shortage of festive events taking over the city at the moment, and one of the biggest is about to being.
It's predicted that the 16th Stable on the Strand is shaping up to be huge.
Volunteers from churches in the city are busy setting up the town of Bethlehem at Strand Park ahead of Monday's opening event.
Marketing manager Richard Hosking says the usual Christmas story characters will be there.
Camels, sheep and little baby Jesus will return to Strand Park next week for the annual Stable on the Strand.
The event will welcome a new addition this year, a free film festival set up outside the Picnic Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.
The event will run from 18-22 December from 5:30pm-9:30pm each night at Strand Park.