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What’s New in the Heritage City of Ipswich This December

December 11, 2019 Visit STH Pacific & Oceania No Comments Email Email

Christmas Wonderland

Celebrate the festive season with family and friends at Christmas Wonderland! This magical lighting display is back and on a much grander scale, treating visitors to a wonderland of glittering lights, illuminated trees, animated displays, light tunnels and projections that will mesmerise and delight.

Each night from 6pm, enjoy a magical Christmas market with delicious fare and live entertainment for the whole family. Grab a bite to eat and don’t miss the roving carolers, along with Santa and his Christmas friends as they spread festive cheer. At 7.15pm the gates to Christmas Wonderland will open!

Event closes at 10pm, location Nerima Gardens, Goleby Ave Queens Park.

Contact Brenton Waters 3810 6784,

Christmas in Ipswich

The entire City of Ipswich is getting involved in the festive season.  Finding Santa is live in 40 locations across the city allowing you to bring Christmas characters to life and take a photo with them.  People uploading photos with #findingsanta go into the draw to win one of four VIP Christmas Wonderland passes – include jump the queue access, food vouchers and a special visit with Santa.  Entries close December 12.

Riverlink will host a four-night celebration of festivities with fireworks kicking off on Thursday December 19 at 8pm.  Christmas carols and roving entertainment outside iPlay Riverlink, snow will also magically fall.  Fireworks will take place each night from December 19-22.

Christmas markets are being held across the city, on December 6 there will be twilight markets at The Boulevarde (6-9pm) and Christmas Markets in Springfield (3-8pm).  BrisStyle Museum Twilight Markets will be held on December 13 from 5pm-9pm at The Workshops Rail Museum, entry is $2. A torchlight museum tour can be purchased for $10 on the night.  There will be food trucks, live music and kids activities.

The town of Marburg will open when the Scenic Soul Christmas Markets take place on Saturday December 14 from 3pm-7pm at the old church, Queen St Marburg.  Expect artisan markets with handmade goodies, live entertainment live mandala painting and demonstrations, over 30 stalls and food trucks.  The Special Branch Collective will be running a market, they will also be open serving coffee and selling their unique pots and plants.  Scotland Yard Antiques will also open for the night as well as the Post Office with gifts for sale and the Marburg Pub will be open with specials on the night.

Special Twilight Christmas markets will be held at Orion Springfield Central on Monday December 23 from 9am-midnight.   Expect a day and evening full of live music, festive fun and unique Christmas market stalls. Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic to make way for local artisan products and delicious food offerings.

And carols at Robelle Domain will be held on December 7.

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