Get into the festive spirit this year in the historic city of Ipswich, with Christmas light tours, parades, carols under the stars, movies and markets.
The evening kicks off at 5.30pm with dancing, performing elves and Christmas carols, followed at 6.45pm by the magical twilight parade of Christmas floats, characters and marching bands and the arrival of Santa, culminating in the turning on of the city's Ipswich lights by the Mayor and more dance performance and carol singing. D'Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich. Nov 17. Free...more
The most fun way to view all of the magical and spectacular Christmas light displays throughout Ipswich from the 2017 competition is from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach on one of these guided bus tour, with commentary from friendly guides and a light supper included. Ipswich City Council Car Park, 45 Roderick St, Ipswich. Dec 1, 13, 14 7-9.30pm. A $20 Conc $15 Ph: 3281 0555...more
The Workshops Rail Museum's final twilight market of the year is the perfect place to pick up that special Christmas gift from a host of artisan handmade stalls, along with craft workshops, kids entertainment, pop up bar, food trucks, live music and torchlight tours of the museum. North St, North Ipswich. Dec 15 5-9pm. Entry $2pp. Children under 15yrs free...more
Enjoy a free screening of The Star: The Story of the First Christmas, a heartwarming 3D-animation comedy adventure retelling the first Christmas story, accompanied by a free popcorn and drink combo, with activities including face-painting, information stalls, lucky door prizes and goodie bags. Cineplex Redbank Plaza, 1 Collingwood Dr, Redbank. Dec 3 8.30-12. Book here
The beautiful Robelle Domain Parklands are the setting for a night of Christmas Carols under the stars, where last year some attendees stayed cool and sang along whilst floating in Orion Lagoon. The perfect evening out for all ages to bring along a picnic, rug and/or chair and get into the Christmas spirit. Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield. Dec 9 5-8pm. Free...more