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Christmas in Ipswich | Ipswich

10 November, 2021 - 31 December, 2021

Christmas in Ipswich

North pole installations, suburban light wonderlands, letters to Santa, fleets of merry performers, spectacular community carols and so much more will pop-up across the Ipswich as part of this year’s Christmas in Ipswich celebrations.

The citywide celebrations will include events and activities from Marburg to Springfield and every community in between. To grow the tradition set in recent years through Christmas Wonderland in Nerima Gardens, the centrepiece of celebrations in Ipswich shifts will shift to the city’s revitalised urban heart, the Nicholas Street Precinct, which will be transformed into the St Nicholas Precinct.

Festivities will include the magical lighting of the city’s Christmas tree in d’Arcy Doyle Place and the Santa On Tour fleet that will cruise through the suburbs, and finish with a bang with New Year’s Eve fireworks lighting up the skies in several locations.

For the full program and to learn more about what festive events and activities are planned, visit ChristmasInIpswich.com.au

Christmas in Ipswich Program

Letters to Santa – all Ipswich Libraries Branches 30 November to 16 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. Then join Mr and Mrs Claus and other North Pole Pals via Zoom as they share Christmas stories, carols and a selection of handwritten letters from the children of Ipswich from 11am on Friday 17 December.

Christmas Lights Competition Entries close 9am 29 November | online voting open 2 to 6 December

Dig out your Christmas lights and enter the city of Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition. Entry is free, quick and easy, and entrants can win a share in over $8,000 worth of cash and prizes. 

Categories include Best Residential, Best Business/Organisation, Best Street, People’s Choice, Best New Entry and Best Sustainable Display. 

City Christmas Tree – d’Arcy Doyle Place From 3 December

In the lead-up to Christmas, a visit into the heart of Ipswich Central isn’t complete without stopping by the city’s Christmas Tree in d’Arcy Doyle Place. Watch the lights and tree come to life when the lights are switched on 6:30pm Friday 3 December.

St Nicholas Precinct – Nicholas Street Precinct 6:30pm to 9:30pm, 10 to 19 December

A spectacular immersive display and larger-than-life installations will transform the Nicholas Street Precinct into the St Nicholas Precinct as the centrepiece of Christmas in Ipswich celebrations. The free event will include a dazzling array of lights and colour, live entertainment, movies on the Tulmur Place big screen and yummy festive food.

Santa on Tour 10 to 12 and 17 to 19 December

He’s 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 Christmas cheer. 

Christmas Lights Tours 6pm to 9pm, 16 and 17 December

View a selection of the best displays in this year’s Christmas Lights Competition in air-conditioned comfort. The bus tour includes commentary from friendly guides, light supper and live entertainment. Spaces are limited and bookings essential – call 3281 0555 or email info@discoveripswich.com.au

Countdown with Colour – Tivoli Drive In, Chuwar 31 December

Join in the celebrations with colourful activities for the whole family while enjoying live music from Savvy, Fabulous Lemon Drops and other homegrown performers. There will be endless choices of food and drink to indulge in, then bring in the new year with fireworks and a special family film.

Community Christmas Carols

Brassall Christmas in the Park – Sutton Park 26 November

Bringing the local community together for Christmas, this spectacular live stage show features all local talent with a live 30-strong backed local orchestra. Entry from 5pm.

Redbank Community Plains Community Christmas Carols – Redbank Plains Bears Club 5 December

Come join in the fun at the Redbank Plains Community Carols with 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.

Springfield Carols at Robelle Domain – The Circle, Robelle Domain 11 December

The Domain will host a program full of talented performers – with many from the local community, a visit from Santa, a mesmerising nativity presentation and a fireworks finale. Bring your family, friends, best picnic rug and singing voice!

Mega Christmas Carols – 50 Coal Rd, Chuwar 11 December

Celebrate Christmas while enjoying a mega array of homegrown live performances, monstrous rides markets, kids’ activities, sideshow alleys, delicious food and more.

For a full list of events visit Christmasinipswich.com.au

Christmas In Ipswich is delivered through the support of the following partners: Ripley Town Centre, Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Energex, Stockland Providence, River 94.9, 9News Queensland, NGU Real Estate Ipswich, Event Cinemas Springfield, Choices Flooring by Mallets, Harvey Norman Booval, Premier Queensland and Pocket Retreats.


10 November, 2021
31 December, 2021
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Ipswich City Council
(07) 3810 6666
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