Looking for fun, family-friendly and festive things to do right here in your city? Here are some of the best Christmas events in Ipswich and surrounds.

Brassall Christmas in The Park – Sutton Park
25 November

Bringing the community together for Christmas, this spectacular stage show features local performers, a live orchestra, Santa and an amazing fireworks finale.

Christmas Market at Soul Nook Collective – 89 to 93 Queen Street, Marburg
26 November

Support small businesses at the annual Soul Nook Christmas market, that will showcase local artisan talents, boutique stalls, food trucks, live music and a mocktail bar.

Christmas Under the Stars – Tivoli Drive In, Chuwar
3 December

The stars are aligning at the Tivoli Drive In for the sparkling community Christmas Carols, which will feature opera’s leading lady Sophie Salvesani and Faith Sosene from The Voice. Enjoy our local stars on the stage, a laser show and fireworks, and get your Christmas family photo in the giant Snow Globe.

Marburg Christmas Carnival – Marburg Showgrounds
3 December

Experience Christmas in the country with face painting, an animal farm, pony rides and fireworks. A variety of food vendors and market stalls will be on offer, including barista coffee and a bar. Santa will also give a free gift for children in primary school and younger.

Cruise The Night Christmas – Queensland Raceway, Willowbank
3 December

Experience a fantastic night out with friends and family, cruising the raceway under lights. This popular event offers on-track cruising, off-track activities, show ’n shine, trade stalls and more.

Raceview Community Carols Under the Big Tree – 141 Wildey Street, Raceview
4 December

Raceview Congregational Church has been hosting carols under the ‘Big tree’ since 1970. Gather for a night of tradition, family and community.

Walloon Christmas Markets – 336 Haigslea Amberly Road, Walloon
4 December

Experience a country market that is all about ‘local’. Located behind the Walloon Hotel, the markets offer a range of jams, pickles and preserves, orchids, fresh cut flowers, succulents, seedlings and more.

Picture: Ipswich First

Springfield City Group ‘Night of Light’ Carols – Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield Central
10 December

Carols at the Domain will delight, from the opening bars of ‘Noel’ to the fireworks finale. Find your place under the stars on the grass, choose some food, add in glow sticks and settle in for a ‘Night of Light’.

Redbank Plains Community Christmas Carols – Redbank Plains Bears Club
11 December

Come join in the fun at The Redbank Plains Community Carols and share with us the joy of singing traditional Christmas Carols, a special visit from Santa Claus and a spectacular firework finale. Make sure to check out food truck alley and the pre-event entertainment.

Christmas in the Valley – Ripley Valley State Secondary College Sports Oval
11 December

There will be food and fun for the whole family with markets, jumping castles, a petting zoo, live music, food trucks and Christmas carols with special performances.

Rosewood Christmas Festival – Rosewood Showgrounds
16 December

The much-loved Christmas carnival is back in a new location with market stalls and carol performances.

The Nutcracker – Main Street, Orion Springfield Central
23 December

Grab your picnic basket and settle in for carols and magical Christmas ballet under the stars.

Source: Ipswich First


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