‘Twas one month before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse, for everyone gathered in the centre of town to catch a glimpse of Santa, his helper and pesky elf clowns.

A juggling elf wowed the youthful crowd.

Raymond Street was teeming with enthusiastic crowds, eagerly awaiting old Saint Nick’s procession through the heart of town.

Throngs of people flocked to the town centre on Saturday for the Middle of Everywhere’s Sale Christmas Parade.

It was a true celebration of Christmas at the Sale Mall with food vans, market stalls, dancers, games, and, of course, the arrival of Santa on his vibrant red sleigh.

This elf wasn’t hard to spot, soaring high above the crowd.

Spot crowds assembled to catch a glimpse of cheeky elf clowns and their circus tricks.

Music sounded throughout the afternoon with the Sale RSL Pipe Band, among musical groups providing the tunes.

The Art Room stall buzzed with creativity as Christmas decorations came to life, while nearby, people pedalled ferociously on the smoothie bikes.

The Sale RSL Pipe Band were a popular attraction at the weekend’s festivities. Photos by Zoe Askew.

The Lakeside Rockers showed off their groove, with onlookers spotted busting a move.

As dusk dawned, the Christmas tree lights were lit, thus concluding the festivities of the Sale Christmas Parade.

Extensive photo coverage of the Sale Christmas Parade will be in the Gippsland Times’s upcoming Friday issue.