International residents welcomed Christmas at the annual carol service held on Friday evening in Torrevieja’s Plaza de la Constitution.

Singing predominantly in English, hundreds of celebrants attended the event, many entering into the spirit by wearing Christmas clothing including Santa hats and reindeer antlers.

The event, organised by the Council of International Residents, was held just before the International Mass in the church of the Immaculate Conception. Music was provided by local musicians and choirs after which there was a light show displaying a number of different Christmas scenes.

Hot spiced wine was also served by the charity “Nueva Fraternidad”, profits from which will be used to finance its projects.