DANOK - The local folk are getting into the festive mood despite the terrifying bomb blasts that injured four Thais on Sunday.
Festive decorations were put up at clubs, bars and karaoke outlets several hours before the Christmas countdown.
Most of these outlets had attractive promotions to woo revellers.
Many wore Santa caps and other festive accessories for the celebration.
Mobile store and souvenir shop owner Suvit Keawhorthong, 50, when met at his shop in Kanganavanit Road here yesterday, said the worst seemed to be over.
"It's time to come out and rejoice, to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.
"However, with the decline in tourists after the blasts, it is not as merry compared to previous years," he said.
The streets of the town, are however, still relatively empty.