28 November 2022
Spectacular suburban wonderlands, country Christmas carnivals, fleets of merry performers and so much more are planned for Division 4 as part of council’s annual Christmas in Ipswich program.
Division 4 Councillor Kate Kunzelmann said the city’s celebrations will include free events and activities from Marburg to Brassall and every suburb across the division.
“A highlight for our central and regional families will be Santa on Tour, which will see a merry fleet cruise through suburbs on 9 and 17 December, stopping at parks and community locations to spread festive cheer with help from local rural fire service personnel,” Cr Kunzelmann said.
“There are also plenty of opportunities to explore regional Christmas markets, carnivals and sing your favourite Christmas carols with great events planned in Pine Mountain and Chuwar.”
Division 4 Councillor Russell Milligan said council will soon publish a list of 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.
“Festive celebrations in Division 4 will culminate with Celebrate ’23 at the Tivoli Drive In with an exciting community stage, roving entertainment and a fantastic fireworks finale,” Cr Milligan said.
“With unique hobby farm experiences, a charitable motorbike toy run and Letters to Santa at the Rosewood Library, there is fun for everyone this Christmas in Ipswich.”
For the full program and to learn more about what festive events and activities are planned near you, visit ChristmasInIpswich.com.au
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.
Christmas Under the Stars - Tivoli Drive In, Chuwar
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
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.
Walloon Christmas Markets - 336 Haigslea Amberly Road, Walloon
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.
Pine Mountain Christmas Carols in the Park - The Cricket Pitch, Corner of Russell’s Rd and Pine Mountain Road
Join the Pine Mountain community for Christmas carols, the best snags on bread ever cooked by local firefighters, soft drinks, raffle prizes and Santa coming to us on his fire truck, with prizes for the kids.
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.
Ulysses Club Annual Toy Run - Brassall Shopping Centre to Ipswich Showgrounds
Join or support the 26th Ipswich Toy Run to raise much needed funds for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and the Ulysses Club Arthritis Fund.
Ewe Nique Christmas Extravaganza - Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm
Come meet the animals at the Ewe Nique Hobby Farm and some special guests from D’Aguilar Wildlife. There is special pricing for Christmas, with a discount on the regular wildlife show. Santa will make an appearance and kids will receive a small gift.
Rosewood Christmas Festival - Rosewood Showgrounds
The much-loved Christmas carnival is back in a new location with market stalls and carol performances.
Riverlink Market Zone, Christmas Edition - Riverlink Shopping Centre
Shop, explore and make a day of it at the Riverlink Market Zone, Christmas edition. Enjoy a selection of unique crafts, market stalls, live music and it is the perfect change to finish off your Christmas shopping.
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.