The Mudgee Showground Carols will return on December 11 much to the delight of locals who are yearning for Christmas cheer.
Due to COVID-19, the annual event did not take place in 2020, making this year's installment highly anticipated.
Mudgee Showground Carols chairperson, Jenny Dowdy, said the event will act as the much needed boost of spirits as the region continues to recover from lockdowns.
"People are ready for something," she said.
"Everyone is starting to talk about it because Mudgee needs something like this for Christmas.
"It was missed last year. We did try to do it but it got to the stage where we just couldn't, but for them to be back this year is very exciting."
This year's carols will look a little different to years prior with the event to be held in the arena due to where the COVID testing clinic is currently situated.
People aged 16 and over who attend the event are required to be fully vaccinated which will be assessed upon entry.
Patrons are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for seating and water to wash down any food purchased from the multiple vendors, or to soothe throats after singing carols.
Santa is expected to arrive around 5pm before carols commence at 7pm. Fireworks will close the show at 9pm.
Entry to the event will be via Nicholson Street with gates opening at 4pm.
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