Quirindi's main street looked festive when 40 stallholders and 22 local businesses threw open their doors to 1000 spectators and embraced the festive spirit on Friday evening.
Hosted by the Liverpool Plains Chamber of Commerce since 2009, the sixth Christmas event drew a large festive crowd.
"It was tremendous to see the goodwill and community spirit. With the impacts of drought now hitting everyone in our communities across the shire, it was important to the Chamber to host an event for all the family, where people can unite in joy and take a break from stress for a while," said event organiser, Tammie Clark.
There was a lot happening and it was fantastic to see families walking around and soaking up all of the atmosphere and joy included jumping castles and Old Macdonald's Travelling Farm, dodgem cars, tea cups, a rock-climbing wall and face painting.
The event also included: show rides, a children's Christmas dress-up event, motorbike and car show-and-shine, and the Quirindi Heritage Village had their intermodal model railway on display in the Pharmacy Arcade.
As well as shopping, refreshments including a Lions Club barbecue, and live music by local Werris Creek band, 'Jess and the Gerries' and 'Endless Praise'.
Everyone was invited to join in the fun of line dancing with the Locomotives.
The event featured an art exhibition and the fun didn't stop there, as the business chamber hosted their popular raffle draw and Rotary hosted their fabulous Chocolate Wheel.
The night also featured Santa who made an eagerly anticipated entry and Big Dog and Mini-Mouse also made an appearance at Quirindi's Library Square.
"It's really important for us as a Chamber of Commerce to promote joy and community spirit and all that is wonderful about our local communities and businesses and to encourage people to shop locally - and tonight has been a wonderful success," Ms Clark said.