The start of December means the start of Christmas on the Mersey.
The weekend-long festival in Liverpool kicks off Friday evening and goes until Sunday.
Chair Mark Reynolds says the events are all about reinforcing the true spirit of the holidays.
"Come down to share the most unique sense of I would say spiritualism, a sense of belonging and a sense of home," he says.
"And truly the essence of what Christmas used to be and still really should be about."
And part of the holiday season is feasts.
That's where volunteer Cathie Pincombe comes in.