Christmas Week

Celebrate Christmas week in Ipswich with a variety of events to choose from!

Christmas Lights Competition Display Viewing

On until Sunday 24 December
6.30 pm
Various locations

Prepare to be dazzled by the Christmas lights this festive season, with over 80 displays across the City of Ipswich for you to explore.


Tuesday 19 December
9.15 am – 10.15 am
Queens Park Environmental Education Centre

Join the team at the Queens Park Environmental Education Centre for a kid’s soap making workshop delivered by Soapbayz.

Cinema Under the Stars

Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 December
Screening from 6.30 pm
Tulmur Place, Ipswich

Celebrate Christmas week with a festive movie and HOYTS freshly popped popcorn all under the starry night sky in Tulmur Place.

Tuesday – Elf
Wednesday – The Grinch

Christmas Disco

Wednesday 20 – Friday 22 December
9.30 am – 10.30 am and 11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Various locations

Wednesday 20 December – Springfield Central Library
Thursday 21 December – Rosewood Library
Friday 22 December – Ipswich Children’s Library

Bust a move to your favourite Christmas tunes and popular music.
For ages 0 -12 years.

Riverlink Market Zone Christmas Edition

Thursday 21 December
9.00 am – 10.00 pm
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 and live music – it’s the perfect change to finish off your Christmas shopping.

Santa and Sirens

Thursday 21 December
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Nicholas Street Precinct, Ipswich

Meet Santa amidst dazzling emergency service vehicles.
Uniting holiday magic with real-life heroes.



Orion Twilight Christmas Markets

Friday 22 December
9.00 am – Midnight
Main Street, Orion Springfield Central

Orion’s Twilight Markets are back and full of wonder and delight. Get some last minute Christmas shopping done whilst you enjoy the late night trade.

The Nutcracker

Saturday 23 December

Performances from 3.30 pm and 6.00 pm

Main Street, Orion Springfield Central

Grab your picnic basket and settle in for carols and ballet under the stars! Be captivated by a 30 minute showcase of the traditional Nutcracker Christmas Eve story, starring the Sugar Plum fairy and other loveable characters.


Christmas Eve Family Service

Sunday 24 December

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm

St Thomas’ Anglican Church, North Ipswich

Join the festivities with Christmas carols by glowstick light, gingerbread decorating and a candy cane hunt in the evening. Free entry.


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