ELYSIUM Village was a hive of activity yesterday with the opening night celebration of the annual Christmas extravaganza.
The event was at first scheduled for December 1 but had to be delayed due to weather conditions and localised flooding.
The residents of the over 50s village outdid themselves once again with a spectacular display of Christmas lights and decorations right throughout the precinct.
Christmas at Elysium Village has become a tradition in Beaudesert, with families from near and far coming to enjoy the celebration.
A'Choired Taste joined the fun, performing many favourite Christmas songs.
Beaudesert's own Keith Reinke sat on his throne outside his unit at Elysium Village where he greeted children, who waited patiently in line for a chance to meet Santa and receive a present.
Radio station 101fm broadcast live from the event and entertainment throughout the evening was also provided by local musicians.
To add to the air of festivity, volunteers were on hand with sausage sizzles, steak sandwiches and refreshments.
The plum pudding with custard and ice cream proved popular.
Those who missed out on opening night can still experience the Christmas Extravaganza with the lights display to remain open until December 26 and another family-friendly night event planned for December 17.