Weather moves Carols indoors
THE weather may have deterred some people from attending the Carols by the Beach and community Christmas party in Airlie Beach on Sunday - but it didn't dampen the atmosphere.
The events were organised by the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday PCYC.
They were planned for the Airlie foreshore but were both moved to the Whitsunday PCYC due to the rain.
There were an estimated 300 people at the community Christmas party and more than 400 for the Carols later in the day.
Rotary president Allan Robinson and PCYC activities officer Kylie Smith both said everyone was happy and enjoyed the events.
Mr Robinson said the Carols by the Beach would continue to be held annually even though this was the second year in a row that it had to be moved indoors because of the rain.
Rotarian John Powell said there was a fantastic atmosphere in the hall.