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Christmas Wonderland

This year, Nerima Gardens in Queens Park will light up for the full 12 days of Christmas! The expanded Christmas line-up runs from Thursday, 13 December to Monday, 24 December, giving families plenty of opportunities to share in the festive spirit.

Discover the magic of Christmas with:

  • Food trucks
  • Kid’s performers
  • Christmas movies
  • Visits from Santa Claus!

An enchanting light display will sparkle from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm nightly over the 12 days, with unique live onstage entertainment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings  from 13 December to 15 December at 5. 30 pm and Christmas movies from 20 December to 22 December.

Program of Events

Have a look through the schedule below to see the range of exciting events taking place - please note that the program has not been finalised and is subject to change, so check this page at a later stage for the confirmed program.

Main Stage Entertainment
Thursday, 13 December
6.00 pm

The Magical Elf Christmas Show

Magician SuperSteph has real magical powers. She is cheeky, naughty and absolutely astonishing. This magic show has quirky super magic tricks, puppets and Frosty the Snowman to keep everyone entertained.

6.30 pmSanta Arrives
7.05 pm

Ipswich City Big Band

Time to rock your Santa socks off! Christmas at Queens Park resounds with the cool sounds of Ipswich City Big Band performing a range of traditional and modern big band Christmas music.

8.20 pm

Christmas at Bunyip Creek

Sally Goodysocks returns to “Bunyip Creek” to visit all her bush friends for Christmas - Rodney Roo, Kattee Koala, tumbling Bush Fairies, dancing birds and frogs - and singing Australian Christmas songs with not a hint of snow in sight!

Friday, 14 December
6.45 pm

Santa's Procession

7.15 pm

Christmas Wonderland Show

All your Wonderland favourites, the Queen, Alice, The Mad Hatter and Hare enjoy Christmas in fantasyland. This pantomime full of slapstick comedy, dance and hilarious interactive fun for all ages, not just the kids.

8.00 pm

Starz Carollers

Sing along to all your favourite songs, including Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angel Sings, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Jingle Bells, The Little Drummer Boy and many more as Starz Carollers present a beautiful selection of traditional and modern Christmas songs.

Saturday, 15 December
5.30 pmChristmas Lights Competition Winners Announcement
6.00 pmIpswich City Symphony Orchestra
6.30 pmSanta Arrives
6.45 pmIpswich City Symphony Orchestra
7.35 pm

Renata Christmas Show

Renata adds to the joy of Christmas through song, drama and music at this festive family night of entertainment.

8.30 pm

Glen Rhodes Magic Christmas Show

Glen Rhodes combines 'mind blowing' magic entertainment and humour that will challenge your senses, tickle your mind and leave you wondering if the impossible is possible. Be ready for a Christmas rollercoaster ride of fun, laughter and magic.

Christmas Movies

Gather the family for the ultimate outdoor cinema experience for Christmas movies to watch your favourite festive classics as you lay back in the warm summer night.

Thursday, 20 December
6.30 pmSanta Arrives
7.00 pmMovie: Home Alone (Christmas related) PG
Friday, 21 December
6.30 pmSanta Arrives
7.00 pm

Movie – Search for Santa Paws (G)

Saturday, 22 December
6.30 pmSanta Arrives
7.00 pm

Movie – Rise of the Guardians (PG)

What to bring:

  • Water bottle and rug or picnic blanket
  • Food stalls onsite, but BYO food permitted

Please note:

  • No smoking allowed
  • No alcohol allowed
  • No bikes, rollerblades/skates/scooters