7th to the 24th December 2019
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2019 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 17th year since its inception by the Burstow family.

In 2018 the Toowoomba Christmas Wonderland operated from 1-24 December with over 80,000 people enjoying the lights over 24 amazing nights with only one full night washed out due to wet weather. The three major charities shared $82,500 with some donations 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, the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation and the Toowoomba Hospice Association Inc.


2019 Event details

Dates: 7th-24th 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 42 volunteers EACH NIGHT over 18 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.


Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland is an approved event of the Lions Club of Toowoomba West Inc. The ‘event’ refers to all activities relating to Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland including the approved site in the Botanic Gardens, Queens Park, Toowoomba; the Setup; the nightly activities and the Pull down. The ‘event’ covers the period from mid November to early January.

For the comfort, safety and the enjoyment of all persons, Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland (TCW) advises that:

  • No animals may be brought into the event, except guide or licensed service assistance dogs;
  • No alcohol or drugs of any type shall be brought into the event;
  • Smoking is prohibited within the event;
  • No glassware or sharp objects may be bought into the event;
  • Frisbees, balls, inflatables or other devices that may jeopardise the safety of others or impede volunteer staff are not to be brought into the event;
  • Skateboards, bicycles, roller blades or other recreational equipment that may interfere with pedestrian traffic are not permitted;
  • Vehicles are parked at your own risk. TCW will not be responsible for loss of, or damage to any vehicle, accessory or contents in, or on any vehicle;
  • Persons causing a disturbance or refusing to comply with requests from TCW staff may be ejected from the event;
  • Persons enter TCW at their own risk and must take proper care of all things they bring into the event. TCW will not be liable for any loss or damage to personal property;
  • Persons entering TCW agree to be responsible for own actions and indemnify TCW from any loss or liability, cost, expense or damage arising from or in relation to their acts or omissions;
  • Persons gaining unauthorised access to the event areas may be liable for prosecution;
  • All accidents or emergencies are to be immediately reported to TCW volunteer staff;
  • Persons must obey all signs, notices or directions given by TCW or security staff whilst at the event.

Entertainers list