Santa Claus is coming to Sanctuary Lakes, and everyone is invited.

Thousands are expected to attend the 12th annual Christmas at the Lakes event on December 1, with attendees treated to children’s rides and an animal farm, face-painting, food and craft stalls, a special visit from Santa and a fireworks finale.

There will also be live performances and Christmas carols by the Werribee Concert Band, students from the Universal School of Music and students from local schools.

The event, which will run from 2-10.30pm at Breezewater Reserve, is alcohol free and pet free. Entry is a gold coin donation.

For more information, go to www.christmasatthelakes.org.au