23 November 2022
It is beginning to sound a lot like Christmas with community carols singing out across the city over the next few weeks as part of the city-wide Christmas in Ipswich program of events and activities.
Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said there are many opportunities for residents and visitors to celebrate Christmas in full voice at fun and family-orientated carol events this festive season.
“Families can easily come together to sing festive tunes and Christmas carols with great events in Brassall, Chuwar, Springfield Central, Redbank Plains and South Ripley,” Mayor Harding said.
“Our city’s towering Christmas tree in d’Arcy Doyle Place is also a must see when its lights are switched on at 6.45pm, Friday 25 November.”
Community, Culture, Arts and Sports Committee Chairperson Councillor Andrew Fechner said there are more than two-dozen free and low-cost events for the Ipswich community to come together in goodwill.
“Free community events include Cruise The Night Christmas at Willowbank, Ulysses Club Annual Ipswich Toy Run, Marburg Christmas Carnival, Off The Wall Christmas Exhibition at the Ipswich Art Gallery and more over the coming weeks in the lead up to Christmas and festive celebrations,” Cr Fechner said.
“There really is something for everyone in Ipswich this Christmas and I encourage you to check the online program to help plan your family’s festive outings and celebrations.”
Mayor Harding said families can farewell 2022 locally at fireworks and all-ages New Year’s Eve events across the region.
“Our citywide celebrations will culminate with spectacular fireworks displays in Springfield Central, South Ripley, Ipswich Central and Chuwar to blast Ipswich into the new year,” Mayor Harding said.
For the full program and to learn more about what festive events and activities are planned near you, visit ChristmasInIpswich.com.au
Brassall Christmas in The Park - Sutton Park
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
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
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.
Cruise The Night Christmas - Queensland Raceway, Willowbank
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
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
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.
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’.
Redbank Plains Community Christmas Carols - Redbank Plains Bears Club
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
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
The much-loved Christmas carnival is back in a new location with market stalls and carol performances.
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.