Decorate the Christmas tree and put up your lights because the holiday season is here!
As we leave one year behind and roll into the next one, it is time to enjoy some festivities with friends and family at some of Townsville’s best Christmas events.
Townsville has some of the best events North Queensland has to offer to be enjoyed by all, including kid friendly activities too. It’s also the perfect time to support local Townsville businesses at Christmas time.
Keep reading to check out our a list of the best Townsville Christmas events brought together by community groups, locals and the Townsville City Council.
Top 5 Christmas Events for 18+
1. Christmas ExtrABBAganza
When: 7:30 pm – 11:59pm, 10 December 2021.
Calling all dancing queens, Christmas ExtrABBAganza at the Herbert Hotel is here! Get the full ABBA experience as DJ Dread Juan plays the Swedish pop group’s top hits.
The Christmas event in Townsville kicks off at 7:30pm on the Friday, making a super trouper option for after-work Christmas parties to gather with colleagues and friends. You won’t have to take a chance on this one as it’s sure to be a festive and fun night.
2. Adults Weekend Workshops
When: 10:30am & 1:30pm, 11 December 2021.
If you like arts and crafts, try The Drill Hall Studio Adults Weekend 2 hour and 30 minute Workshops. Sign up to a unique experience with Sue Tilley and learn how to create hand-painted and glazed Christmas baubles at 10:30am. If you are available at 1:30pm, you could also sign up to create marble ceramic baubles to personalise your Christmas tree.
3. Christmas Party @ the Banquet Centre
When: 6:00pm – 11:59pm, 11 December 2021.
Enjoy good food, craft beer and live entertainment at The Townsville Brewery. Only pay $145.34 and experience a two-course banquet with a 4-hour beverage package featuring the brewery’s beers and selection of wines in there Banquet Centre. The Townsville Brewery will also have a live band, DJs and a local dance performance creating a North Queensland Christmas event to remember.
4. Giant Christmas Party
When: 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm, 11 December 2021.
The Ville is a perfect party destination when you are in Townsville as they provide fine cuisine and a stunning poolside view that looks over the beach. Book a table to enjoy a Christmas Buffet, four-hour beverage package and live entertainment.
5. Morning Melodies — A Tropical Christmas with Attori
When: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 15 December 2021.
The Townsville City Council presents Morning Melodies — A Tropical Christmas with Attori. Join Michelle Higgins, Monica Licciardello and Rick Romeo and sing along to Christmas classics Let It Snow, White Christmas, Jingle Bells and more! You can buy tickets online through the What’s on Townsville or their Facebook page.
Top 5 Townsville Christmas Events for Families
1. Christmas Race Day
When: 11:00 am – 06:00 pm, 11 December 2021.
If you are needing an outing for the whole family, make sure to attend the annual Cluden Park Christmas Race Day. The Race day is one of the most popular events for families in Townsville, including fun activities such as the Reindeer Race! Entry is only $15.00, plus enjoy the food trucks, racing and plenty of spots to picnic under shelter in case of a tropical storm.
2. Carols by Candlelight
When: 8:30 am – 11:00 am, 12 December 2021.
Townsville City Council are proud to present Carols by Candlelight. There’s no doubt Australians love Christmas Carols, and Townsville is no different!
Pack a picnic blanket and watch bands and local performers sing your favourite Christmas carols. Kids, make sure you are on you are best behaviour, because there will even be a special visit from Santa. There will also be food stalls, arts and crafts workshops, amusement rides and more, giving everyone plenty to do, see and eat.
3. Christmas Stay and Play in the Park
When: 8:30 am – 11:00 am, 13 December 2021.
First 5 Forever would like to invite you to another Stay and Play event at Wadda Mooli Park. This community-focused school holidays Christmas event in Townsville is for children of all ages at an all-inclusive playground.
Let the kids explore the park, and keep the fun rolling with a Christmas Messy Play Take-Home Pack. The huge park includes BBQ and picnic areas, cafes, bike riding areas, ensuring there is plenty of fun for all ages.
4. Upper Ross Community Christmas Party
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 14 December 2021.
Looking for Christmas events in Townsville during the week? Check out Upper Ross Community Christmas Party hosted on Tuesday the 14th! Stick around for the chance to win with the 3x Kids bike giveaway! The event is perfect for little ones as the provide as a Christmas dinner, kid’s activities, food trucks and face painting and even a jumping castle will be available for all.
5. Stable at Riverway
When: 6:00 pm, 18 December 2021 – 9:30 pm, 22 December 2021.
Location: Riverway Drive, Kelso, Queensland, 4815
The Stable at Riverway events brings hope, life and meaning to the Christmas season as they light up the city once again. Townsville locals are encouraged to create and register Christmas displays, while the stable will be hosting their own Christmas story performances.
Help the cause by spreading the news through their resources by downloading the stable at Riverway Promotional Kit found over on the Stable on the Strand website.
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