Toowoomba’s City Hall to Come Alive with the Magic of Christmas

thousands of lights will be aglow

Toowoomba’s City Hall to Come Alive with the Magic of Christmas

After months of preparation, Toowoomba’s iconic City Hall will be transformed into the spirit of Christmas with the lighting up of thousands of Christmas lights on December 6th.

Chief Elf Cr Geoff McDonald and his Elf helpers help to turn City Hall into a magical light display

Toowoomba Regional Council is spreading the festive cheer throughout the CBD - from the CBD’s Christmas street banners and decorations, Christmas lights, Christmas carols, window displays, entertainment and the lighting of Grand Central’s huge 35ft community Christmas tree, this is truly a very magical time of year.

Christmas celebrations commence at City Hall at 6pm on the 6th December, just before the lights are turned on transforming City Hall into an eye popping Christmas light display, one that can be enjoyed by all our community.

There will also be FREE Popcorn and an Elf hat making area by City Hall. This finishes at 7:15pm.

Santa’s elves have been working tirelessly to get City Hall’s Christmas Lights display up and ready on time.

The Helen Earley Ensemble, joined by the Harlaxton RSL Brass Band and the Toowoomba City Cheerleaders will be on hand from 6.00pm to kick off the night’s celebrations to entertain young and old.

Of course Christmas would not be Christmas without the arrival of the man of the moment - Santa.

Santa, Mrs Claus and his sleigh, will ho ho their way from the North Pole arriving at City Hall at 7pm to meet the children and see the enjoyment on people faces as the City Hall Christmas Lights are turned on.

After the lights have lit up City Hall, Santa and Mrs Clause want you to join and follow them by waking on the CBD footpaths, (not the street, as the streets will be open to traffic once Santa and his sleigh have passed), when they sleigh their way down Ruthven Street, as part of the Santa Street Parade before turning left into Margaret Street on their way to Grand Central’s Community Space to help light up of the city’s largest community Christmas tree around 7.30pm.

More information on the night’s activities can be found by visiting: HERE.


CBD Christmas Celebration Timetable overview: Free entertainment and activities: Thursday 6 December 2018:


Entertainment by Helen Earley Ensemble at City Hall


Entertainment by Harlaxton RSL Brass Band at City Hall


Entertainment by Toowoomba City Cheerleaders at City Hall


Santa and Mrs Claus arrive at City HallMayoral welcome  


Toowoomba City Cheerleaders countdown to flicking the switch to light-up City Hall – Fanfare by Harlaxton RSL Brass Band


Santa Street Parade proceeds down Ruthven Street turning left into Margaret Street to Grand Central Community Space. Public to remain on footpath – not to follow on the road 


Santa Street Parade and Santa and Mrs Claus arrive at Central    Square, Grand Central


Mayoral message


Lighting Grand Centrals Community Christmas tree.



Join in the Christmas spirit and festivities as Toowoomba’s CBD comes alive with the magic of Christmas.

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