SANTA'S VISIT: Dozens of children enjoyed a visit from Santa and his helpers at Lismore's Carrington St on Christmas Eve. Photo: Alison Paterson
SANTA'S VISIT: Dozens of children enjoyed a visit from Santa and his helpers at Lismore's Carrington St on Christmas Eve. Photo: Alison Paterson

PHOTOS: Snow as Santa celebrate Christmas Eve in Lismore

For a town more used to a sunburnt Christmas than a white one, our children sure love a bit of snow.

This was the feeling on Carrington St on Christmas Eve as dozens of youngster danced about, laughing and playing as two snow machines sent “snowflakes” into the air.

SANTA & SNOW: Dozens of children enjoyed a miniature winter wonderland when
SANTA & SNOW: Dozens of children enjoyed a miniature winter wonderland when "snow" came to Lismore's Carrington St on Christmas Eve. Photo: Alison Paterson

Parents took photos and laughed along with their children who ran around with their friends as they tried to catch snowflakes.

LET IT SNOW: Dozens of children enjoyed a miniature winter wonderland when
LET IT SNOW: Dozens of children enjoyed a miniature winter wonderland when "snow" came to Lismore's Carrington St on Christmas Eve. Photo: Alison Paterson

When Santa arrived with some helpers and volunteers gave out lollies, it was easy to see what a genuine thrill this was for some little ones.

LET IT SNOW: Dozens of children enjoyed a miniature winter wonderland when
LET IT SNOW: Dozens of children enjoyed a miniature winter wonderland when "snow" came to Lismore's Carrington St on Christmas Eve. Photo: Alison Paterson

Parents Shelagh and John watched as their daughter Lola, 6, twirled around in the snow with a big smile.

WHITE CHRISTMAS: Lola was one of the dozens of children who enjoyed the snow fun at Lismore's Carrington St on Christmas Eve. Photo: Alison Paterson
WHITE CHRISTMAS: Lola was one of the dozens of children who enjoyed the snow fun at Lismore's Carrington St on Christmas Eve. Photo: Alison Paterson

“I’m from Canada but it’s great to see snow while wearing sandals,” she said.

LET IT SNOW: Franci and her friend Elka has fun in a miniature winter wonderland when
LET IT SNOW: Franci and her friend Elka has fun in a miniature winter wonderland when "snow" came to Lismore's Carrington St on Christmas Eve. Photo: Alison Paterson

Frank Bonotto said he thought it was a “great event” as he watched his daughter Franci and her friend Elka have fun.

SNOW FUN: Dozens of children and their families enjoyed a miniature winter wonderland when
SNOW FUN: Dozens of children and their families enjoyed a miniature winter wonderland when "snow" came to Lismore's Carrington St on Christmas Eve courtesy of the Lismore Chamber of Commerce & Industry and their sponsors. Photo: Alison Paterson

Meanwhile, toddler Victoria enjoyed her first white Chritmas expereince as the snowflakes gently whirled past as her father Darren held her in his arms.

SNOWFLAKE FUN Victoria Harper, and her father Darren enjoyed a miniature winter wonderland when
SNOWFLAKE FUN Victoria Harper, and her father Darren enjoyed a miniature winter wonderland when "snow" came to Lismore's Carrington St on Christmas Eve. Photo: Alison Paterson

Other parents had their children on their shoulders and appeared to be having just as much fun as their kids.

Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and their executive officer Emma Wallace said they have been so thrilled to have been bringing joy to the CBD in Carrington Street in December with our SNOW and LIGHT UP events.

SNOWFLAKES: Aaliyah-Ann, 3, was in her Christmas finery and joined in the fun when
SNOWFLAKES: Aaliyah-Ann, 3, was in her Christmas finery and joined in the fun when "snow" came to Lismore's Carrington St on Christmas Eve. Photo: Alison Paterson

“Christmas Eve the most magical night of the year and it’s great to be able to see so many families enjoying themselves here,” she said.

“We are very grateful to our wonderful sponsors who helped make this event such a success and we know if will grow from year to year.”


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