GALLERY: All smiles as Christmas comes early in Coffs
THOUSANDS of special needs children and their families flocked to the Coffs Harbour Showground today to say hello to a special visitor.
Santa Claus, Mrs Claus and elves all made an appearance to spread some Christmas joy.
Free jumping castles, a petting zoo, live music and food was also provided to ensure the holiday season kicked off early.
Here's our best photos from the event.