With less than 60 days until the big man from the North Pole comes to the shire, locals are busy preparing for upcoming events.
First on the calendar will be Gunnedah MS Incorporated's Gunnedah Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 23 at the Griffiths Pavilion.
There will be stalls galore with homemade jewellery, jams, cakes, confectionery, and Christmas items on offer. The Gunnedah United Hospital Auxiliary and the Red Cross are just two organisations coming along.
The organisation's secretary Rhonda Smith said locals should come along to support other locals.
"They can make it successful by having a look at what the organisations have to offer and at the same time pick up some Christmas gifts and bits and pieces and you're supporting the organisations as well," she said.
There will also be pony rides, a jumping castle, face painting, and even a visit from Santa. A barbecue will be put on by Gunnedah MS Incorporated, and morning tea will be served by the Gunnedah Show Ladies Auxiliary.
"I hope everybody hops on board and supports everybody," Ms Smith said.
For more information about the Gunnedah Christmas Fair, contact Rhonda Smith on 0438 801 385.
The annual Spirit of Christmas Fair in Conadilly Street will return on Friday, November 29, with the street already booked in to be blocked off.
The "big country Christmas party", hosted by Gunnedah Chamber of Commerce, will kick off at 5.30pm and is being described as a "night for families to come together".
Event organiser Tracie Finlay said events like this were especially important while many locals battle the ongoing drought.
"As the drought continues in our beautiful, rural country side, it is so important to support one another locally, and keep the spirit of Christmas alive," she said.
"Everybody's response is incredible, it's going to be fantastic."
Ms Finlay said residents are encouraged to showcase their "beautiful products" on the main street, with a "market-style pop-up feel" on the cards.
"You can also enjoy the many stall holders that will be open for business on the night; scattered throughout the CBD these very talented pop-up shops will have something to offer everyone," Ms Finlay said.
"Foodies will have their tastebuds tempted with the culinary delights of many delicious dishes, Christmas gifts will be found everywhere, [and] there are huge prizes for shopping local."
She said there were lots of new stalls that the chamber hadn't had in past events, too.
For more information about the Spirit of Christmas Fair, contact Tracie Finlay via firstname.lastname@example.org