Christmas in 'The Garden City' is surely a sight to behold! As one of Australia's largest inland cities, Toowoomba hosts Christmas Wonderland, one of the largest and most impressive Christmas festivals in the state.



From humble beginnings in 2003, the 'Burstow's Christmas Wonderland' light display started as an event aiming to bring the whole community together to experience the joy and excitement of Christmas. Growing in size over the years, Toowoomba's Christmas Wonderland is now an annual staple for many people in the area. Filled with tens of thousands of lights and illuminated figures of trees, reindeer, Santa, snowmen and much much more!


The spectacle runs for around twenty nights throughout the month of December and is held each year at the Botanical Gardens, Queens Park from 7pm - 10pm. With live entertainment throughout the duration of the festival, an enormous christmas lights display, as well as BBQs running every night and free ice creams for children, it's always worth coming back for another peek!


Entry to the festival each year costs a gold coin donation and the funds raised from the festival go to numerous charitable organisations such as Lifeline Darling Downs, Toowoomba Hospital Foundation and Toowoomba Hospice.


It's worthy Christmas festival for a worthy cause, and with a myriad of hotels, restaurants, gardens, and tourist activities, perhaps picturesque Toowoomba would be worth some consideration for a weekend getaway during the festive season. Come join the celebrations!


For official dates, times and locations for this year's festival please visit the official website:


*Some seasons the Christmas Shack will have a pop-up store in Toowoomba for the final months of the year. We rotate these pop-up stores with other locations each year such as Ipswich. Please check the 'Locations' page here on our website or follow us on Facebook for more information.