Many got into the Christmas spirit starting with the facepainting booth.
And Santa's elves were serving fresh fruit throughout the evening.
Santa got a surprise kiss from Kelly Cormack at the Santa photo booth where Jo Butterfield was the photographer.
The bouncy slide from the Otautau Toy Library was a big hit and loads of fun.
Mini-carts from the Otautau Sports and Social Club were in demand too.
But because it was such a hot, muggy evening, the highlight for many kids were the antics of the fire brigade. They had a competition to guess how long it would take them to fill up this trough with water. It only took about 38 seconds, and the winner got a free fire extinguisher.
Then kids just wanted to jump in!