29 November 2022
Spectacular suburban wonderlands, Christmas carol sing-alongs, fleets of merry performers and so much more are planned for Division 2 as part of council’s annual Christmas in Ipswich program.
Division 2 Councillor Nicole Jonic said the city’s celebrations will include free events and activities from Springfield to Goodna and every suburb across the division.
“There are nine free and low-cost family friendly events for residents, including one specifically for their pets, in Division 2 to come together in goodwill and joy,” Cr Jonic said.
“There are also plenty of opportunities to sing your favourite Christmas carols with great events planned for the Robelle Domain and Goodna.”
Division 2 Councillor Paul Tully said council will soon publish a list the best displays as part of the City of Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition so families can easily plan their route to see incredible suburban light wonderlands and north pole characters.
“Santa on Tour will also light up local suburbs as the merry fleet cruises through Division 2 communities on 16 December, stopping at parks and community locations to spread festive cheer with help from rural fire service personnel,” Cr Tully said.
“After festive street parties, a special ballet performance and Letters to Santa at Springfield Central Library, Division 2 will welcome the new year with mighty fireworks display in Springfield Central.”
For the full program and to learn more about what festive events and activities are planned near you, visit ChristmasInIpswich.com.au
Sensitive Santa - Orion Springfield Central
13 November to 3 December
Sensitive Santa Photos are tailored to children and families with sensory needs and require a softer Santa Photo experience. Lights are dimmed and music is lowered so that your little ones can enjoy their photo with the jolly man himself.
Pet Photos with Santa - Orion Springfield Central
14 November to 14 December
Capture a very special Christmas moment with the whole family, including your pet. From dogs, cats, lizards and everything in between, if they are a part of your family, they are welcome to have their photo with Santa.
Letters to Santa - all Ipswich Libraries branches
22 November to 14 December
Visit any Ipswich Libraries branch to write and post your letter to Santa. Get in quick to give Santa enough time to respond between wrapping presents.
Christmas Lights Competition
Online voting open 1 to 5 December
Entries have closed for the City of Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition, presented by Nine News Queensland. Entrants could win a share in over $8,000 worth of cash and prizes. A full list of addresses for voting will be available from 1 December on ChristmasInIpswich.com.au. Categories include Best Residential, Best Business/Organisation, Best Street, People’s Choice, Best New Entry.
Santa on Tour
9 to 10 and 16 to 17 December
He has made his list and checked in twice. Now Santa and his band of merry performers will be cruising past Christmas lights and stopping at local parks and suburbs near you to spread joy and festive cheer.
Springfield City Group ‘Night of Light’ Carols - Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield Central
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’.
Shiloh Church Carols - 72 Redbank Plains Rd, Goodna
Community Christmas Carols for Goodna and the surrounding suburbs. Performances from local schools, guest appearance from Santa and carols performed by guest artists accompanied by the Shiloh Music Team. Fun for the whole family with face painting, food trucks and much more.
Goodna Street Life Carols and Kids Christmas Party - 229 Brisbane Rd, Goodna
Join the annual Carols and Kids Christmas party at Helens Haven. Free rides, entertainment, market stalls and a special visit from Santa.
The Nutcracker - Main Street, Orion Springfield Central
Grab your picnic basket and settle in for carols and magical Christmas ballet under the stars.
The Christmas in Ipswich program is delivered with the support of the following partners: Nine News Queensland, River 94.9, Stockland Providence, Energex, STRUD Property, Event Cinemas Springfield, Choices Flooring by Mallets Ipswich, Harvey Norman Booval, Premier Queensland and Pocket Retreats.