Rain may not come to Gunnedah this year, but Christmas carols certainly will.
Carols in the Park will be held on Friday, December 6 and Gunnedah Ministers Fraternal president Scott Dunlop said it would be a chance to revive residents' spirits.
"With the ongoing drought and many doing it tough, the community gathering together to celebrate Christmas will be a good way to support others and bring relief, as well as be reminded of the hope found in the birth of Jesus," Mr Dunlop said.
"It is always a great community atmosphere and a great way to start the Christmas season with a reminder of what Christmas is really about."
The annual event will once again be held in Wolseley Park and the crowds will be entertained by the shire's schools from 6.30pm.
Mr Dunlop is hopeful the new inclusive playground will be ready in time for the carols and said he was looking forward to seeing locals come together for the free event.
"I think it's fantastic that we can put on a free event with so much entertainment and no cost to those attending thanks to the generosity of businesses in our community," he said.
- The event is hosted by the Gunnedah Ministers Fraternal and sponsored by Stripes Engineering, Whitehaven Coal and the Namoi Valley Independent.
- If the carols are washed-out, the event will be postponed until Sunday, December 8.