It's getting hard to ignore the festivity

EVIDENCE of the festive season spirit can crop up anywhere at this time of year as the Christmas countdown grips the region.

Forget the Christmas lights extravaganza in suburbia, country roads can also show off festive displays – albeit on a smaller scale – that will still bring a smile to your face.

Leader photographer Barry Smith was out and about around Bingara and Barraba last week when he saw these cheery decorations, which will certainly make Santa grin as he speeds overhead tomorrow night.

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