Farming families did not let the drought stop them coming together to celebrate at the 2019 Coboco Christmas Tree.
Up to 100 people made memories at the annual event on December 19 in the community hall in the district north-west of Dubbo.
A visit by Santa Claus was a highlight for the dozens of children attending.
A barbecue meal was provide to guests with a grant from the NSW Department of Primary Industries' Drought Resilience Fund.
In the lead-up to the night there was a strong turn out of local volunteers to clean dust from the hall and decorate it for the festivities.
District residents also baked for a delicious supper spread.
Coboco Hall was built in 1912 and has remained at the centre of community life, having been used for parties, dinners, and other events throughout the decades.