Christmas countdown to thrill Port locals

It all kicks off from 5.30pm...

Christmas countdown to thrill Port locals

Festivities getting underway this evening for the Countdown to Christmas in the Port Macquarie CBD.

Every year thousands head into town at 5.30pm for the event, featuring entertainment and an appearance from Santa at the Town Square.

Meanwhile the special Christmas Parade will head down Horton street and the kids will love the hilarious mascot race.

The event is put together every year by council and the local chamber of commerce alongside a range of volunteers, helping to usher in the festive season.

Port Maqcuarie Hastings Council's Lucilla Marshall says it'll be even bigger this year, with the new town square the centrepiece of proceedings.

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