Christmas will come to Quirindi in late November in the form of Quirindi High School P&C's annual markets.
In its third year, the Quirindi High School P&C Christmas Markets and Lights event will kick off in the school grounds from 5.00pm until late on Friday, November 29.
Seventy stall holders have already booked in, and P&C president Kim Lawlor is looking forward to sharing the festive spirit with the entire community.
"We are looking forward to celebrating all that is joyous about our wonderful school and region, when family and friends gathered on the cool green lawns for a night of shopping, festivities and Christmas wonder," Mrs Lawlor said.
"The event will feature unique market stalls and lots of free activities for children including a jumping castle, monkey maze and kids face-painting, [and] Santa will be arriving to distribute lollies to masses of gathered children."
As well as the official lighting of the Christmas tree, local primary schools will also join in with their own market stalls, and performances will be put on by talented local musicians and the high school and primary school are offering their big band bash.
Quirindi Rotary will host their ever-popular chocolate wheel, the P&C will run a BBQ, and the high school's student representative council will be selling show bags and gift wrapping.
All funds raised from the event will go directly back to the school through the P&C.
Last years' event drew a massive crowd of over 2000 people, which united the high school and wider community and saw many families enjoy an evening of entertainment, dinner and Christmas shopping.