A record 7000 tickets were sold to this year’s Christmas in the Hills at Bella Vista Farm.

The seventh annual community carols raised over $45,000 for three local organisations working with children.

Peter Spencer, chair of Christmas in the Hills said: “Our dedicated committee of community volunteers was so thrilled by the response to this year’s Christmas in the Hills.

It was such a wonderful family event that really captured the magic of Christmas. A huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and our sponsors who made it happen.

Thank you to the thousands of people who came and helped raise money for three local charities, Foster Care Angels, Learning Links and Hills Community Aid.”