Christians will flock to their computers this Christmas to watch Carols in the Park, which will be held online this year due to coronavirus restrictions.
Volunteers will be decking the halls of Wagga Baptist Church with Christmas decorations and filming smaller groups of singers from Wagga's different churches.
Event organiser Geoff Gray said it was a shame to have to cancel the live event, but necessary in light of the second wave of coronavirus infections ravaging Victoria.
Nevertheless Mr Gray said the churches were still determined to spread the Christmas cheer in whatever way they can, especially given how rough the year has been for Wagga families.
"We still want people not to miss out," Mr Gray said.
"With all the adversity that's happening this year we still want to put a message of hope out to the community, and Christmas is the perfect time to do that."
South Wagga Anglican reverend Scott Goode said the event was one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the Christian calendar, and that it was "sad" to hear they would not be able to hold it in person this year.
However Reverend Goode said they would pull out all the stops to make the online stream as "professional" as possible, with Wagga churches combining their efforts to keep the spirit of Christmas alive this year.
"The great thing about Carols in the Park is that it brings together a number of churches to work together in a way that brings the best out of our communities," Reverend Goode said.
"It's sad that the pandemic might take away an opportunity to come together again, but we still want to bless the community and keep that message there about the origins of Christmas and its ongoing importance."