Gunnedah Chamber of Commerce is celebrating one of the biggest Christmas fairs yet.
It is the second year the chamber’s Retail Precinct Committee has run the Spirit of Christmas Fair, with about 3000 locals flocking to the Gunnedah CBD on Friday night.
“It’s probably one of the biggest ones we’ve had,” chamber representative Lisa Davis said.
“It was awesome. There were people all over the place.”
It was a fun zone for kids, with three jumping castles, pony rides, crafts and more. They also enjoyed meeting members of Gunnedah Fire and Rescue NSW and climbing up into the trucks.
“We tried to keep it really simple and focus on everyone having a relaxed time without stuffing it full of activities,” Mrs Davis said.
Mrs Davis said more than 50 vendors and businesses got involved, setting up stalls in the street and leaving shop doors open late. Davidson and Cameron ran a barbecue outside its shopfront to raise money for Lifeline.
“[Feedback was] really positive, particularly from business owners and store holders,” Mrs Davis said.
“I had the opportunity to speak to quite a few on the Saturday morning and they did really great trade and had a really great night, so that’s all they could ask for.”
It’s probably one of our favourite events to run each year.Lisa Davis, chamber representative
Chamber president Stacey Cooke said the chamber “look forward to every year becoming bigger and better”.
“The street was full of good cheer with Santa checking in on the children to make sure they continue being good in the lead-up to Christmas,” she said.
“The live music provided by varied talented locals was very special and provided fantastic Christmas vibes throughout the evening.”
Mrs Davis said the chamber “loves” running the Christmas fair.
“It’s probably one of our favourite events to run each year,” she said.
“It’s a community event and everyone can get involved and enjoy it.”
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