Santa arrived in a convertible for Friday's QHS P&C Christmas Markets and Lights event - the debonair 'man-in-red' cut a fine figure as he entered the school grounds before being mobbed by joyous little people.
The event, which attracted over 100 stallholders drew a massive crowd of 2500 spectators and saw families unite to embrace the festive spirit in welcoming atmosphere.
There was a resounding cheer of goodwill when 'Hughie Nean' won the first prize holiday in the massive fundraiser raffle - there were over 40 prizes drawn.
In its third year, the fundraiser event, which featured unique market stalls, tonnes of free children's activities including a jumping castle, monkey maze and face-painting also highlighted the outstanding musical and vocal skills of QHS students - thank you Music Teacher, Mr Turner and Bandmaster Mr Garrett for your ongoing support of QHS students.
Families and individuals enjoyed a unique evening of entertainment, dinner and Christmas shopping.
As well as the official lighting of the Christmas tree by local Councillor Mr Doug Hawkins, local primary schools joined in with their own market stalls, Quirindi Rotary hosted their ever-popular Chocolate Wheel and - as well as coordinating the event, the hardworking High School P&C will run a BBQ - with the school Student Representative Council selling showbags and a gift wrapping station.
Thank you to the organisers, stallholders, participants and all involved, including the effervescent, Mr Owen for his outstanding verbal skills as event Emcee.
"Tonight, the events third year, attracted over 100 stallholders and 2500 participants all celebrating the joyous and wonderful atmosphere of Christmas, our amazing school and wider region," Principal Worley said.
"It was a jam packed event and well worth the year of planning to see so many families and friends gathered on the cool green lawns for a night of shopping, festivities and Christmas magic.
"Well done to our hardworking QHS P&C, we are exceptionally grateful for all you do to support our school community."