Dowling Street comes alive with annual street party

The annual Dowling Street Christmas Party attracted a large number of families keen to celebrate the happy time of year.

Shops in Dowling Street stayed open for late trading and street stalls offered a variety of wares for Christmas presents on the early evening of Wednesday, December 4.

The parade was a huge hit - led by a live nativity scene complete with wise men and wise women riding camels, Mary on a donkey and various sheep and other animals.

The Clarence Town Bowling Club had its jumping castle giving free rides, plenty of little faces were adorned with butterflies and other pretty face painting and the Dungog High School provided fabulous musical interludes.

At the other end of the street the choir provided the perfect atmosphere outside the Uniting Church where the nativity scene members paused for families to take photographs.

The vacant lot near the doctor's surgery was brimming with people enjoying the delicious food and drink on offer for just $10 a ticket at the Lovey's IGA food and wine fair.

This is the third year the volunteers at the Dungog Chamber of Commerce have held the street party.

Watch the video of the street parade here: