3rd to the 24th December 2016
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2016 Christmas Wonderland

Toowoomba's Christmas Wonderland began with the dream of creating an event that the whole community could come to and experience the joy and wonder of Christmas. This year marks the 14th year since its inception by the Burstow family.

In 2015 the Toowoomba Christmas Wonderland operated from 5-24 December with over 80,000 people enjoying the lights over 18 amazing nights with only one night washed out due to wet weather. The three major charities shared $75,000 with over $5,000 being donated to smaller support organisations.

We look forward to seeing thousands of people at this year's event in support of our three major beneficiaries Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Qld Ltd, Toowoomba Hospital Foundation and Toowoomba Hospice.


2016 Event details

Dates: 3-24 December

Times: 7-10pm

Venue: Botanical Gardens, Queens Park. Entry via Lindsay and Campbell Sts.

Cost: Gold coin donation at entry. There are donation tins for other activities such as face painting, tea/coffee station, balloon animals.

Food: A BBQ will run each evening. Free icecreams are handed to children

Entertainment: stage with nightly entertainment plus roving entertainers and dance groups.

In the event of wet weather, information will be posted on the Toowoomba Christmas Wonderland's Facebook page.


We have many local entertainers who support our event by performing free of charge each evening.  This includes dancing groups, roving entertainers, costumed mascots, bands, choirs and vocal soloists and groups.  

Here is a list of this year's Entertainers - the daily program will be added here in late November.  For a quick list of entertainers who are performing each evening, follow our Face book page.


It takes around 40 volunteers EACH NIGHT over 22 consecutive nights in order to ensure Toowoomba's Christmas Wonderland runs smoothly for the thousands of visitors that attend.

Why not consider getting a group of work colleagues or friends together to volunteer?  You'll have a lot of fun and help support our local community.