Rockhampton is and inland city located in Queensland's central east. Laying on the Fitzroy river, the city experiences over 300 days of sunshine each year, making it the perfect Christmas summer getaway!



Each year, Rockhampton puts on the impressive Annual Christmas Parade during the month of November. The Cancer Council Queensland together with Stockland Rockhampton present the parade which draws both local and regional crowds. Featuring Christmas-themed floats decked out in christmas lights and other goodies along with an array of activities, it's a fun day for a good cause!


The Carols by Candlelight (featuring Santa) Christmas event is another big one on the social calendar with not only one but TWO concerts starting from 2015. The shows will feature live entertainment from local and guest talents and and all money raised from tickets will be going to a nominated charity each year.


Finally there is the Rockhampton Christmas lights competition held each year. Get your fix of all things illumination with fairy lights, inflatable displays, hand-made scenes and much more as the locals turn their front yards into wonderlands! Maps for the season can be downloaded from 'The MorningBulletin's' website when they have been finalised and released.