WALLSEND Winter Fair provided ample rewards for residents who braved the chill and filled the suburb's main streets on Sunday.
The free Wallsend Town Business Association event, which regularly draws 30,000, kicked off at 9am with the Marching Koalas leading a grand parade from Boscawen Street down Nelson Street to Cowper Street.
Participants included other bands, schools, sporting and community groups, cosplay enthusiasts, entertainer Wayne Rogers, a greyhound group and businesses.
The 34th fair also included market stalls, street food, a cash giveaway competition where entrants needed to find three Greater Bank cheques hidden in businesses in Nelson Street, a baby farm animal petting zoo, live music, martial arts demonstrations, aerobics and dance performances, amusement rides in two precincts, free pet microchipping and the opportunity to meet the Newcastle Jets, Pinkfong and Baby Shark.
The fair is one of the largest street events in the Newcastle local government area.