Port Moresby residents flocked the military grounds to witness the final performances and entertainment by local artists, notably Mereani Masani and B-Rad, including the Yogabatics group.
A spectacular fireworks display by Lamana was the perfect surprise for the night.
In his closing remarks, NCD Governor Powes Parkop called for a peaceful Port Moresby that is free from all forms of violence.
“We must know the true meaning of Christmas. It is time for peace and reconciliation. Please take this seriously, take it to heart and practice it.”
Governor Parkop went on to seek everyone’s support in his drive to make the city safe for everyone, especially for women and children.
“I dream that one day soon, you can come out and do normal things without fear, without harassment, without violence, without threat.
“I want to assure you all that I am determined that we must achieve that outcome. I walk every Sunday to promote this.”
Christmas remembers the birth of Jesus Christ, thus Governor Parkop further encouraged city residents to go to Church on Christmas day and listen to the Word of God and most importantly, spend time with family.
The carols by candlelight ended without any setbacks at around 10pm, with most city residents walking home safely.