December is a wonderful time to visit beautiful Tasmania and for those holidaying over the Christmas period this year there is plenty on offer to make the island feel like your home away from home.
Seasonal festivities begin early with the Carols by Candlelight celebration in Devonport on December 11.
The emergency wet weather date is Tuesday December 13, but hopefully conditions will remain clear on the Sunday for people to enjoy the wonderful sounds and atmosphere the event promises to provide.
As the sun goes down on Mersey Bluff Precinct thousands of candles will spectacularly light up the sky.
Guests will then be able to join in the singing of Christmas classics or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the performance of traditional carols by talented local soloists, bands and the community choir.
Carols by Candlelight is presented by Soroptimist International Devonport and the Lions Club, who help to put together this magical evening for both locals and interstate visitors.
Devonport itself is well worth including on your Tasmanian Christmas holiday itinerary, with its pristine curving beach The Bluff, great surfing conditions, Aboriginal rock carvings and more to entice you.