Locals celebrated the festive spirit over the weekend at the annual Mount Isa Christmas Carols.
The free event was hosted by Mount Isa City Council on Friday December 4 at Buchanan Park Arena and included Christmas carols and songs, family-friendly entertainment, local performers and food and market stalls.
There will be performances from Mount Isa School of Dance, the Crackup Sisters from Winton, and David Kidd (formerly of Australian ensemble the Ten Tenors), and local acts the Rolling Tones, Kate Hartley, David Whitehead, Lenita Woodsbey, Khovy Inthavong, the Mount Isa School of Dance, and puppeteer Louis Johnson.
Mount Isa Mayor Danielle Slade said carols was a great way to bring the community together before Christmas.
"It was fantastic, we had about 600 people come through the gate, which was really good because it was a really hot evening. It was more than we were expecting, even though we catered for 750 for social distance spacing," Cr Slade said.
"As a council we had to cancel nearly every event this year. We were able to go ahead with Wonderland Under the Stars, but the council staff really pitched to have carols this year to give the community some Christmas cheer."
Cr Slade was amazed by the performances on the night.
"Local talent was amazing and it was hard to believe they were local talent because they were so good," she said.
"And David Kidd. Wow! I wish I could sing like him."
Cr Slade thanked council staff for putting the "amazing event" together.
"Mount Isa City Council staff worked there for three days for what were some of the hottest days this year, so I can't thank them enough for their effort, they did such a great job," she said.
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