As the sun lowered in the sky on Sunday, the Liverpool Plains community gathered for Carols by Candlelight.
The annual event was held at the Quirindi Rural Heritage Village and hosted by the Quirindi Ministers Fraternal.
Kids enjoyed riding the miniature rail trains in the daylight hours, and abated their hunger with sausage sandwiches.
Harvest Church and St Andrews Uniting Church kicked off the entertainment at 7.30pm, with a puppet show and caroling.
Paul Foster from St Alban's Anglican Church, Quirindi, was the guest speaker and enlisted the kids to help him share a message about Jesus coming to earth as a rescuer.
As the sky darkened, the kids cracked their neon glowsticks and waved them with gusto. They each received a bag of lollies at the end of the night.
Quirindi is now preparing for a second festive event, with Christmas on the Plains on Friday from 4.30pm.
George Street will be closed to traffic and set-out with stalls displaying giftware, crafts, baby clothes, woodwork and much more. Community groups will also be involved and Harvest Church will set-up a kids station with games, a jumping castle and face painting.
Last year more than 400 locals turned out for the Christmas event.
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