Liverpool Plains Shire residents can take their minds off the ongoing drought by getting into the Christmas spirit.
The 2019 Christmas on the Plains is back on again on Friday, December 13, and will provide "a great opportunity for families to come together to enjoy a great evening of family fun activities".
Held from 4.30pm-8.30pm in the Quirindi central business district, there will be raffle draws, market stalls, food vendors, entertainment, rides and much more on offer for attendees.
New features include dodgem cars, tea cups and the Old MacDonald Travelling Farm. The popular rock-climbing wall, mini golf and jumping castles will also return.
Co-organiser and chamber secretary Tammie Clark said the event aimed to "bring people to town, try to entice people to shop locally [and entertain] the kids".
"It's just another avenue that families, whether you are in town or on the land, can get together and enjoy the spirit of Christmas," Ms Clark said.
"It's just a night for people to come and enjoy themselves and catch up with family and friends."
Ms Clark said a generous sponsor was also donating an individual ride pass, worth $5 each, to every child in the shire so everyone can join in on the festivities.
"It lets them have an opportunity in case families can't afford five dollars. There still is some good generosity," she said.
Apart from the rides, a free fun kids' corner is being organized by the combined churches of Quirindi with a selection of games, face painting, puppet shows, jumping castle, colouring in, crafts and much more.
The youngsters can enter into the fancy dress competition for free as well as the Quirindi Harvest Church's treasure event.
Entries for the fancy dress competition are available at Quirindi Furniture One, Goodness and Gracious Quirindi, Quirindi Library and Werris Creek Library.
Entry forms for the treasure hunt are available at shops with festive pictures in their windows between George and Station streets.
Entries for both close December 13.
Locals can purchase unlimited ride wristbands prior to the event at Quirindi Furniture One, Quirindi Pharmacy or via the Christmas on the Plains - Quirindi Facebook page. This pass, and individual ride passes, will also available on the night.
More information can be found on the event's Facebook page.